PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENTS OF YESHIVA UNIVERSITY H.S. OF B'KLYN
2270 CHURCH AVENUE, BROOKLYN 26, NEW YORK
I RANSITION is not merely a single force in Man's life — it is a unique, in-
tegral facet of his existence, the unchanging constant of change. For in
all the universe, only the Almighty is immutable. All else is in a transitory
Cyclical and methodical, the change that is a component of nature
brings day and night, spring and fall, hot and cold. Sometimes purposeful,
often haphazard, the transition that man wreaks on the personal level of his
existence affects us all.
This change, the result "of a constant striving for the perfection of
heaven, that is Paradise, rejuvenates society in the repeating pattern of
nature. The threads of each man's personal transition become part of the
vast fabric of change which records the story of mankind.
— Chaim Feller
TALMUD FACULTY 6
GENERAL STUDIES FACULTY 8
SENIOR ANNALS 15
Elchanite Staff 50
Student Court 55
1133 p 61
Minor Publications 62
Service Squad 64
Variety Nite 68
High School Bowl 71
Math Team 74
Inter-Y eshiva 74
Chess and Checkers 75
Minor Sports 78
Dedication — G. Schiff, J. Brettholz 84
Eagle — G. Schiff 85
Anticipation — A. Ragen 86
Remembrance — M. Novick 87
Dawn — A. Kaye 87
We Believe— C. Feller 88
Shifts in Reality— H. Obstfeld 89
Homecoming — J. Newman 90
That Kinda Guy — G. Jonisch 91
Doomsday Plus One — D. Kaufman 92
DONORS AND PATRONS 93
SENIOR DIRECTORY 94
|HE Administration is responsible for tine physical, mental, and
spiritual well-being of the student body of YUHSB. It has, as al-
ways, concerned itself ably with every aspect of our curriculum,
with our best interests at heart, and with our physical facilities
and our extracurricular program, so as to provide a well-rounded
Student requests were always fully considered in reaching
administrative decisions on all levels, in order to achieve mutually
Rahhi Abraham N. ZurolT. Principal
Mr. ChHk^ I Board.
YESHIVA LMMKMn liK,i-l S( HUOLS
Dr. Samuel Belkin. President,
Mr. Samuel Levine, Director
1060 President Street
2270 Church Avenue
Avenue M & H. 14 Street
Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz
Rabbi Zelo Schussheim
Rabbi Harold B. Kanatopsky
Rabbi Peretz Yogel. Talmud Examiner
DEING a distinctive and unique part of the school program, our
morning studies are a special source of interest to all students.
Inspiring religious guidance and learning are offered by its highly
capable Rabbis, who are renowned leaders of many of the city's
Orthodox communities. This year, the entire school undertook the
study of the tractate Makkoth, which was exhaustively parsed with
most D'U/nSQ. The choice of the D'ann "13n, it was well
received in all the shiurim. Although major emphasis is placed on
Talmud, the student also receives a strong foundation in the basic
beliefs of Judaism which will insure his adherence to our code of
Rabbi Solomon Drillman
Rabbi Samuel Shmidman
Rabbi Herbert Bomzer
Rabbi Joseph Epstein
Rabbi Samuel Faivushevitz
Rabbi Wolf Durchin
Rabbi Samuel Fink
Rabbi Herman Frankel
Mr. Alvin Baron
Mr. Joseph Strum Mr. Arthur Arluck
I N ANY subject or profession, English is a basic tool. The complete English
language background offered by our mentors during the required four year
course arms us for success in any future endeavor, and serves as a focal
point for the articulation of many interests of the students.
Consisting mainly of a background in literature and technical English
for underclassmen, and American and English literature for juniors and
seniors, the program was recently expanded to include preparation for the
College Boards and the State Regents Scholarship. The evidence of the
success of this addition is in our consistently high scores and vi/inning per-
centages on these examinations.
Mr. Sidney Gold
Mr. Joseph Brand
Mr. William Shakespeare
Mr. Robert E. Bassell
Mr. Isaac J. Cantor
Dr. Jechiel Lichtenstein
Rabbi Yaakov Dardac
Rabbi Matthew Clark
rOREIGN languages, with a total requirement of six years of
study — four of Hebrew and two of either French or Spanish — form
the bulk of our varied curriculum. To supplement these required
courses, YUHSB students are offered a third year of French for
Regents credit, an elective of Jewish Philosophy that has attracted
many seniors with its intriguing concepts and, often, an optional
course in Latin.
Mr. Maurice Mashal
Rabbi Wilfred Wolfson
3INCE science and technology have gained added importance in
this atomic age, the science department has become increasingly
popular. The optional courses of chemistry and physics have
gained a following almost as wide as that of the required general
science and biology. All courses made use of the expanded lab-
A FAVORITE among many students, Math in our school is taught
by highly popular instructors. The mathematics branch of the fac-
ulty has been enlarged in number and strengthened in quality dur-
ing our four-year stay in YUHSB. The requirement was extended
from two-and-one-half to three years; and many pupils take advan-
tage of electives to complete another full year of advanced study
with one-term courses in Advanced Algebra and Analytic Geometry
Rabbi Louis Coopi
Mr. Arthur Becker
Mr. Sidney Zuckoff
Mr. Lowell Sanders
(t is the weighty responsibility of the social studies faculty to
teach the student body the basics of good citizenship. Through
three-and-one-half years of geography, world and American history,
and economics, and a term-long political science elective, YUHSB
students are given a broad education that guarantees historical
perspective and an insight into the economic and political forces
in our society.
Rabbi Simon Raskin
Mr. Morris Purcell
JMALLEST in the school, the Minors Department serves the stu-
dent body effectively and unobtrusively in art, music, and physical
educaiion. The most prominent aspects of the art course are its
emphasis on the fundamentals and history of art, while the music
program stresses the appreciation of the famous classical works.
In physical education new developments included the addition of a
gym room and the acquisition of weightlifting equipment, a reduc-
ing machine and various body building apparatus in line with the
National Fitness Program.
Mr. Harry Morse
Mr. Harry Allan
Mr. Leon Leibowitz
Mrs. Yetta Rosenman
I HE OFFICE staff was expanded during our sojourn in YUHSB,
mal<ing it even more efficient. Composed of Mrs.- Y. Rosenman,
Mrs. S. Shapiro, Mrs. Z. Masliansky, and Miss Z. Scheinberg, the
staff was ably aided by two students, Ari Sommer and Lionel Cohen.
Mr. John Santiago
UNDER the leadership of Mr. John Santiago, the Maintenance
squad, composed of a vast number of his relatives, kept the school
clean, sanitary, and well-fed, while fighting a never-ending battle
against the subversive activities of the Kashruth Commission.
Miss Zelda Scheinberg
Elchanite Art Editor 7-8; Arista 7-8; Atom
Art Editor 7-8; Commissions 7-8; English
Library 3; Hebrew Library 7-8; Service
Squad 1-2; Chagigot 5, 7-8.
After an inauspicious beginning as a
doodler in Mr. Allan's class, Harv de-
velaped into a top-grade cartoonist and
look the art helm of many YUHSB maga-
zines. The learner of the elite, he wilt major
in biology at YU.
"Long hair made good lool<ing men
more handsome." Plutarch
Class Vice-President 2; Swimming Team
3-8; Service Squad 3-5; Radio Club 6-8.
Morris spent his last two years in BT.4
arguing with G-d over infinity and zero.
Though self -effacing, he made a lasting and
pleasing impression on his classmates, fel-
low Aqtiamen, and wavelength watchers.
". . . and even less than that."
Looie, Blessed be He
Pay or die '
Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Bulletin
Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Arista 4-8; Student
Court Justice 7; Class President 5; Serv-
ice Squad Captain 7; Checker Team 7-8;
Hausman Award 3.
Bayo. or Beowolf, as he was known to
"Hand.mme John," holds the record for the
most censored Bulletins. While so excel-
lently guiding our weekly paper with effi-
cient news coverage and timely evaluation
of vital school problems, Marv freed the
Service Squad of corruption during his
term as captain. He will triple jump from
Brooklyn to City, to get away from Mr,
Baron and closer to his beloved Dodgers.
"Newspapers to be interesting must
be unmolested." Frederick the Great
Class Vice-President 8, Athletic Man-
ager 2-5; J.V. Basketball 3-4; Track Team
1-8; Softball Team 7-8; Chagigot 7-8;
Intramurals 1-8; School Weightlifting
Senor Berger's ability at mime and crea-
tive comedy made him a VIP at Chagiga
time. Although small in stature, he could
play basketball with the best of 'em and
rose to prominence as choral director in
Club 105. Moish will keep leaving the
crowds laughing while majoring in account-
ing at City.
"His hair should wither and his hands
should fall out." Levine ?
Lab Assistant 7-8; Engaged 7; Married 8;
Good Guy 7-8.
Chubby Nachum. the school's strictest
proctor, came to us in our senior year from
the S'micha program up in ye oV Yeshiva.
Since we readily accepted him as one of
the nicest guys in TA, we can all imder-
stand Mrs. Berlat's choice.
"Quick Norm, lock the door to the
Yugar Managing Editor 5-6; Associate
Editor 7-8; Times Bureau 5-6, Head 7-8;
Service Squad 3-4, Lieutenant 5-6; Team
Statistician 7-8; Office Squad 1-6; Bulle-
tin Typing 2-4.
Head of the successful Times Subscrip-
tion Bureau, Nisson devoted his spare time
to hockey and the Yugar. Amiable out-
going and ever-ready to lend a helping
hand, he could always be found.
"Score !" Wynn Elliot
Class Vice-President 8; Chagigot 7-8;
Topics Typing 7; Lab Squad 3; Subscrip-
tion Bureau 6; Intramural Debating 7:
Elchanite Play 6.
Joe's iinitalion of B/p Mo neither raised
nor lowered his average in a certain major
subject. One of R. Schussheim's stalwarts,
he was the first YUHSBite to be stricken by
Beatlemania, and was our top cheerleader.
Brooklyn will help him in his future bio-
"I wanna hold your hand."
George, John, Paul and Ringo
Elchanite Photography Editor 7-8; Swim-
ming Team 1-6, Captain 7-8; Student
Court Chief Justice 7; Class President 7;
Lab Squad 3-6, Head 7-8; Atom Manag-
ing Editor 7-8; Service Squad 5, Lt. 6;
Topics Photography 5-8; Elchanite Art 8;
Tommy, the star captain of our Aqua-
men, sparked the swimming team to a
string of championships. Between meets he
used his photographic skills as a Photog-
raphy Editor of the Elchanite. His exuber-
ance will insure him success as an MD.
"Water, water, everywhere."
Elchanite Typing Editor 7-8; Bulletin As-
sociate Editor 7-8; Student Court Justice
7; Class Vice-President 6; Sifriyon Asso-
ciate Editor 7-8; Arista 4-8; Y.O.C. 7-8;
Hebrew Library 1-3; Service Squad 2,
4-5; Class Debating 1-8; Hausman
Awards 3, 5.
Irv surprised everyone by running for
president in his eighth term. A regular
member of the exclusive lea club, he regu-
larly arrived late for class. Bud will con-
tinue his search for truth in history and
religion at Yeshiva.
"Genius is religious." Emerson
The Dib Society
Varsity Basketball 5-8; J.V. 1-4; Bowling
Team 5-6, Captain 7-8; Handball Team
5-6, Captain 7-8; Softball Team 7-8;
Class Vice-President 2, Athletic Man-
ager 3, 4; Bulletin 7-8; Class Debating 6;
or grey Sam rolled and bounced his way
lo stardom as he led the bowling and hand-
ball teams to very successful seasons. Pull-
ing off some clear thinking in Mr. Barons
class, he warmed the benches for Herbie
and Irv as a two year sanitation man and
Yugar. His friendly demeanor will accom-
pany him through his academic career at
"The ol' grey mare she ain't what she
used to be." Folk Song
Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Commis-
sions' Head 7-8; Yugar Editor-in-Chief
7-8; Topics Sports Editor 7-8; Varsity
Basketball 3-6, Captain 7-8; J.V. Basket-
ball 1-2; Student Court Justice 7-8; Class
President 8, Vice-President 3-6; Intra-
The taller half of Bret and Brett, Hal
paced the Yugars to a playoff spot. Cap-
tain of the basketball team, he headed
sports publications as well, as the Topics
Sports Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the
"And he hath broken that pretty
finger." Butchered from Shakespeare
Elchanite Literary Editor 7-8, Topics
Editor-in-Chief 7-8; News Editor 5-6;
Business Manager 1-4; Student Court
Justice 8; H. S. Bowl Team 7-8; Service
Squad Lieutenant 7; Elchanite Play 4;
Varsity Debating 7-8; Intramurals 1-8;
The second half of Bret and Brett, Jack
was the first senior to receive a service
"Y". As Editor-in-Chit^f of The Topics, he
guided the newspaper to successful heights
without alienating the administration. A
friend of R. Fink's and a sideline star of the
H.S. Bowl Team, Brett will major in Po-
litical Science at Brooklyn.
"No, I won't let you go out with my
daughter." R. Fink
Office Squad 6, Head 7-8; Elchanite Typ-
ing 1-8; Bulletin Typing 2-4; Service
Squad 3-6; Variety Nite 4; Elchanite Play
6; Audio Visual Squad 7-8.
Lionel, who spent more time in the book-
room than in Rabbi K's class, unhappily
gave up his free time to travel to Central.
One of the two students permitted to enter
the inner sanctum of the mimeo room, he
will enter Yeshiva in the fall.
"Isn't that the name of an electric train
Atom Managing Editor 7-8; Chagigot 7-8;
Whale Stamp Company 1-8; Service
Squad 1-4; Ticket Bureau 3; Football 1-8.
Whale, the only senior with liis own
stamp company, also concerned himself
with other types of printed material. An
avid football Giant fan, Mike made it a
habit of attending all their Sunday games.
His business-like manner will aid him in
"It's impossible to suppose a Giant the
object of love." Burke
Topics Feature Editor 8; Dialect Spanish
Editor 7-8; Atom Science Editor 7-8;
Arista 8; Math Team 7; Chagigot 7-8;
Commissions 7; Class Debating 4; Haus-
man Awards 3,5,7; Service Squad 3.
Consistent Slu made it a habit of leading
the honor roll every term. Quiet and un-
assuming, he nevertheless possessed a rol-
licking laugh and a sparkling sense of hu-
mor. Stu will maintain his position at the
head of the class at Y. U.
"If you are wise, laugh." Martial
Bowling Team 7-8; Handball Team 7-8;
Softball Team 7-8; Class Debating Man-
ager 5-6; Bulletin Typing 6-8; Minor Pub-
lications 6-8; Service Squad 7; Audio-
Visual Squad 8.
Morty. who patronized Spinella's third
establishment, as well as his first and sec-
ond, was a hard-working student. A fre-
quent visitor to the Rabbi's office, he was
well-liked by those teachers who under-
stood him. A sci-fi addict, he will major in
engineering at Cooper Union.
"Let's to billiards " Shakespeare
Senora Rosenman, an admit por fay
Elchanite Photography Editor 7-8; Track
Team 1-6, Captain 7-8; Soccer Team
5-8; H.S. Bowl Team 7-8; English Library
1-6, Head 7-8; Class Debating 5-8; Intra-
A zealous reader, Ruby impressed his
friends with his vast store of knowledge.
He amazed even Mr. B. with mythological
references, and Mo with what he learned
from Mr. B. His inclinations and memory
"Les filles sont belles." Mashal
Service Squad 4-6; Y. O. C. 7-8; Student
Fred, who came to BTA from Lefferts
in his sophomore year, rapidly demon-
strated a great love for learning. Rabbi
Dardac's pet bane, he enthusiastically cam-
paigned against Corn Flakes. He will as-
cend the ladder of Torah at Chaim Berlin
while attending Brooklyn night.
"My name is Alfred but you can call
me Fred." Fred
Elchanite Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Topics
Managing Editor 8; Arista 4-6, President
7-8; Glee Club 1-6; Leader 7-8; Chagigot
1-6, Leader 7-8; Variety Nite 1-6, Co-
Leader 7-8; Service Squad Capt. 6;
Student Court 5,8; Commissions 6; Class
President 2, Ath. Mgr. 8; H. S. Bowl Man-
ager 7-8; Math Team 7-8; Tennis Team
7-8; Track Team 8; Y. O. C. 1-6, Head
7-8; Hebrew Library 1-4; Hausman
Chain}, who disliked tea. nonetheless
went 'boiling' once too often. Althottgh
he bore the burden of a great part of the
YUHSB extracurricular program, he found
rime to memorize the entire French book
"by heart and in order." Playing a signifi-
cant role in elevating the status of the
minyan. he will continue his religious
studies at Yeshiva while becoming 'Mv
Son, the Doctor.'
"Where is Feller?" The Faculty
But Rabbi Ra.'^kin. I was only out five lime.'; I.
Elchante Typing Editor 7-8; Review 3-4,
Co-Editor 5-6, Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Dia-
lect 3-4, Typing Editor 5-6, Editor-in-
Chief 7-8; Hebrew Library 3-4, Co-Head
5-6, Head 7-8; Atom Math Editor 7-8;
Sifriyon Co-Editor 5-8; Intramurals 3-8;
Math Team 7-8; Class Debating Team
3-8; Service Squad Lieutenant 7-8; Class
Sec.-Treas. 3,5; Hausman Awards 5,7.
Ziggie, an RJJ bochur with connections
uptown, gained control of the minor pub-
lications and managed to publish a Review.
Our ace middle-linebacker, Seymour spent
his senior year broadening his literary
background and can now contentedly major
in pre-med at Brooklyn.
"Fertig did it!" The Economist
English Library 1-5, Head 6-8; Class
President 2,7; Glee Club 2; Chagigot
7-8; Elchanite Play 6; Service Squad 2;
Art, one of Mr. B's men, worked his
way to the top of the library in three years.
The school's first sophomore member of
club 106, his hilarious impersonation of
Willy brought down the house at the Cha-
gigot. Fooey's genial manner will gain him
many friends at Brooklyn where he'll an-
swer the call of medicine.
"My library was dukedom large
Lionel Cohen, Office Squad Head
Arista 4-8; Class President 5; Corollary
Associate Editor 7-8; Bulletin Typing 2-4;
Hebrew Library 1-4; Service Squad 3-4;
Class Debating 1-3; Y.O.C. 5-8; Haus-
man Awards 3,5,7.
Religious, studious and quiet, Mel ef-
ficiently succeeded in both Jewish and
secular studies. He worked well with YOC
and the Y.O.C. and rose to a prominent
position in religious affairs. Wishing to
make the most out of his diversified abili-
ties, he will continue to bring his rebbes
nuchas at Yeshiva.
"Piety is the foundation of all virtues."
Minor Publications 7-8; Football 1-8;
Service Squad 1,3.
An assiduous history student, Hank was
our answer to Y.A. A perennial no-voter
at Maurice's GO. meetings, he was Blady's
favorite target. Brooklyn will see him
enter into a bright career in history.
"To be a really good historian is the
rarest of intellectual distinctions."
Kommie 1-4; Topics Typing 5-6; Atom
7-8; Review 7-8; Hausman Award 7; Yogy
Lenny, who was imported by T.A. to
bolster the Hebrew department, pleased
everyone with his gentle humor and flash-
ing grin. Forced to attend concerts in order
to complete the required program, he
soon developed a love for music. His edu-
cation at Brooklyn will pave the way to
prosperity in engineering.
"Music that gently on the spirit lies."
Student Court Chief Justice 8; Arista
6-8; Class President 8; Review Typing
Editor, 7-8; Yugar Typing Editor 7-8;
Dialect Typing Editor 7-8; Topics Circu-
lation Mgr. 7-8; Softball Team 5-6, Cap-
tain 7-8; J. V. Basketball 3-4; Service
Squad 1-4; Captain 7; Intramurals 1-8;
Hausman Award 3; Boss 5.
Big Eli was guardian of ihe gates at the
G.O. office and at Yugar games. Typing
editor of about fourteen publications, he
was often found lumbering down to first
base. He will make good use of his slide
rule and delta X's while majoring in math
"You are no beauty!"
The Heart Foundation
Arista 5-7, Vice-President 8; Bulletin 3-4;
Corollary 6-7; Class Vice-President 5,
Athletic Manager 8; Math Team 6-8;
Glee Club 3-4; Softball Team 6-8; Ser-
vice Squad 5; Hausman Award 3.
Henry's avidity for basketball was sur-
passed only by his love for Looie. His con-
scientiousness brought him success in ath-
letics, math, and Arista, while he assured
himself of good marks by calmly memoriz-
ing Orgel. Hank will wheel, deal and en-
gineer his way through City.
Sifriyon Associate Editor 7-8; Arista 7-8
Elchanite Art Squad 7-8; Glee Club 1-3
Service Squad 3-4; Hebrew Library 5-6
Class Debating 1-2,4.
Morty, though a learner, was often at
odds with his rebayim over philosophic
Judaism. Always open for discussion, he
was a steady worker for the Hebrew Li-
brary. Next year he will change his didac-
tic philosophies for test tubes while he
majors in bio at Amsterdam Ave.
"A Philosopher is one who doubts."
Two bucks on Abadaba in the second.
Arista 5-8; Student Court Justice 7;
Class Vice-President 3,6; Y.O.C. 1-6,
Head 7-8; Class Athletic Manager 5;
J.V. Basketball 3-4; Softball Team 7-8;
Chess Team 1-4; School Charity Col-
lector 5-8; Hausman Award 3,5,7.
Spending his last two years counting
Tzdakah in the big one's office, Moishe
gained acclaim as the school's top dredel
player. While leading the Y.O.C, he flour-
ished as the school's best Talmud Learner.
A firm believer in Torah L'shmah, he will
become an international charity collector,
"schnorring" in Ponovez and Yeshiva.
"Charity begins in B.T.A."
Behind the 8 hall.
Kommie 1-4; Dialect French Editor 7-8;
Elchanite Typing 7-8; Atom Business
Manager 7-8; Sifriyon 5-6; Yugar 7-8; Re-
view 7-8; Class Athletic Manager 7-8;
Commissions 7; Class Debating 5-6;
A quickly assimilated Kommie, Ronnie
enjoyed basketball and history during his
tvfo-year stay at B.T.A. He divided his
time equally between the boy's school and
Central in an effort to achieve closer har-
mony with our sister institution. Soon,
however. Reb Gross will delve into the
mysteries of the Talmud at our mother
"No ecclesiastic should be present at
a dance." Calvin
Kommie 1-4; Elchanite Art Squad, 7-8;
Topics 6-8; Glee Club 5-8; Chagigot 5-8;
Variety Nite 6-8; Radio Club 5-8; Class
Debating 7-8; Intramurals 7-8.
"Bruno," who majored in minors in his
two years at YUHSB, covered the High
School Bowl games for the Topics. With
his extensive experience in mechanical
drawing he will major, in architecture at
"The joyfulness of a man prolongeth
his days." Ecclesiastes
Class Debating 1-6; Manager 8; Sub-
scription Bureau 5-8; Atom Business 7-8;
Sifriyon 1-6, Service Squad 1-3; Glee
Club 1-4; Variety Night 8; Chagigot 6-8;
Y.O.C. 1-3; Biggest Student Court File
Jolly Cholly, the tobacconist, could
always be found smoking, joking, and
writing censorable songs in the GO. office.
BTA's court jester, he slngle-slomachedly
supported Cy's and the Dib's pizza shop.
Chisky's serious and earnest beliefs, sugar-
coated with a sharp wit, will bring him
quick popularity in college?
"Happiness is pink and white."
Y.O.C. 5-8; Dialect 5; Service Squad 1-2;
French Tutor 1-2.
Well known to one and all for his fervor
in Talmud, Chonah spent two years in
YUHSB fighting for truth, justice, and
Torah. His desire for learning led him from
Erasmus to the Kashruth Commission and
spiritual heights. He serves as a model of
the inspiration that our Yeshiva can offer.
"A man of learning has riches within
Topics 5-8; Bulletin 5-8; Soccer Team
5-6, Captain 7-8; Swimming Team 5-6;
Audio-Visual Squad 5-8; Class Debating
Mr. Hungary of 1964, Alex pioneered
the I.Y. Soccer league. As the Yusox' Cap-
tain and "best" goalie he led the team to
many thrilling victories. Known for his
veracity, Alex will continue at City.
"Wherever there is an Hungarian there
is a quarrel." Polish Proverb
This is where the banners are.
Class Debating 1-4, Manager 6; Varsity
Debating 5-8; Service Squad 2-4, Lieu-
tenant 7; Track Team 6-8; Intramurals 3.
George, who originated the second min-
yan, challenged R. Kanalopsky with many
basic questions, A morning reader and a
rugged individualist, he will not attend
Yeshiva, but will instead go to college
"Absence makes the heart grow
Atom Art Editor 7-8; Arista 8; Service
Squad 1-7, Captain 8; Class President 7,
Vice-President 2; Ticket and Subscrip-
tion Bureau Head 5-8; Bowling Team
7-8; Dialect 1-6.
Charlie's versatility gained him success
in the school's extra-curricular program as
well as in Rabbi Epstein's shiur, where he
spent three years. A fine artist and a sport's
enthusiast, his talents ranged from cartoons
to handball and golf. His flair for science
coupled with his natural curiosity should
prove the right ingredients for a medical
career after Brooklyn.
"Sorry Charlie! Only the best tuna get
to be canned." Shark
Class President 8, Athletic Manager 7,
Sec.-Treas. 1; Review Co-Editor 7-8;
Dialect Co-Editor 7-8; Student Court
Justice 8; Lab Squad 1-6; Service Squad
1-2; Intramurals 1-8.
Although Stiff y changed his name early
in his career, he still remained an A.K.
Originally from Crown Heights, he braved
the dangers of the Island to bring "les
chocolates" to Monsieur Mashal. With
medicine his chosen profession. Arthur will
move out of Rabbi Dardac's sphere of in-
fluence at Brooklyn.
"The physician is the flower of our
Elchanite Co-Editor 7-8; Bulletin Manag-
ing Editor 7; Class Vice-President 5,
Debating Manager 2,4; Commissions 2,
4-6; Math Team 5-8; Varsity Debating
6-7; Tracl< Team 5-6; Bowling and Hand-
ball Team 7-8; Gatekeeper 7-8; Service
Squad Lt. 7; Intramurals 1-6.
Phil, who travelled incognito to Spin-
ella's, was better known in Flatbiish than
in BTA. "Too busy" to continue liis hard
job with the Bulletin, he devoted his time
instead to the Elchanite, the Math Team
and many sports. Cy's loss will be Brook-
"You don'f have to be Jewish to like
Levy's rye." Advertisement
Hebrew Library 3, Co-Head 4-6, Head
7-8; Sifriyon Associate Editor 5-8; Arista
8; Dialect 5-6, Atom 5-8; Elchanite Play
3-5; Service Squad 5-6; Y.O.C. 5-8;
Hausman Awards 5,7.
Sheldon, who arrived in our soph year,
rose quickly in the ranks of the pious few.
Known for his sunny disposition, he helped
to turn the Hebrew Library into a func-
tioning and popular unit of the school. He
plans to apply his knowledge of Talmudic
logic in the study of history at Yeshiva.
"Sheldon Kier is seldom here."
Topics 8; Yugar Typing 5-7; Atom Busi-
ness Staff 7; Service Squad 1-3; Student
1-6, Senior 7-8.
Aaron, an ardent Betari, defended his
faith throughout many sessions with Rabbi
Dardac. From his private booth in the
pizza shop, he attacked Hashomer Hatzair
and similar organizations. His interest in
history evidenced itself in his proposed
■''?)/t.<Br\ K^T \Vi
Kommie 1-4; Atom 7-8; Class Debating
5-8; Manager 5; Points Commission 6;
Service Squad 6.
Stan, a Kommie and a member of the
KKK (Klu-kaup-klan). joined us in the
junior year. One of R. Kanatopsky's favor-
ites, Klu owned the only true-blue Gem-
morah cover in the classroom. His experi-
ence with Mr, Becker's maps will lead to
success in his history major at Brooklyn.
"All works of art begin in Gemmorah."
Purloined from Poe
No, Rabbi Yogel. there won't be a tea room in the new building.
Soccer Team 5-8; Track Team 5-8; He-
brew Library 5; Science Club 5-6; Pool
Eli (pronounced L.E.) joined the senior
class in our eighth term after two years of
doubtful status, but was quickly made wel.-
come. Always dressed to the eyeglasses, he
did a fine job of cementing Israeli-Ameri-
can relations here, and will keep doing so
"Always be well dressed."
. and joy
Varsity Basketball Manager 5-8; Elchan-
ite Typing 1-2; Review 5-6; Topics 5-6;
Yugar 5-8; Service Squad 1-6; Commis-
Teddy managed the Yugars and a large
number of political campaigns. A victim of
senioritis after three years of shuttling be-
tween TA and Central, he spread his many
talents over diverse activities. He will per-
severe in history at Brooklyn.
"An historian is a prophet in retro-
spect." Von Schlege!
Class Vice-President 7 Tennis Team
7-8; Track Team 8, Yugar 7, Elections
Commmissions 7; Chagigot 7-8; Intra-
Ruby, who kept one eye out of Lowell's
window, cut French for only three years,
because only three years were offered.
Bench star of the intramurals, he had much
in common with the Yemenites at the
pizza shops. He will follow the family
tradition and major in physical education
"He that hath a beard is more than a
Soccer Team 5-8; Math Team 5-8; Bul-
letin Typing 6-8; Yugar Typing 6-8; Haus-
man Award 5.
Our first Israeli visitor, Sam was quickly
Americanized. As the originator of Hebrew
jotto, he spent many pleasant hours in
Herman's hideaway perfecting it. He will
continue rationalizing denominators and
balancing equations at City.
"Glory is departed from Israel."
Don't snitch. You know what happens if I get caught.
Elchanite Typing 5-6; Bulletin Typing
1-2; Service Squad 7; Science Club 1-2.
Al, who was unprepossessing, disap-
peared completely for two weeks in his
eighth term. Always prudent, he will re-
main as fine a student in Hunter as he was
"Modesty is a virtue." Fuller
But I say they are kosher.
Elchanite Business Manager 7-8; G.O.
Vice-President 8; Class President 3-4,6;
Athletic Manager 2; Varsity Basketball
5-8; J.V. Basketball 3-4; Handball Team
5-6, Captain 7-8; Softball Team 7-8; Ser-
vice Squad 1-4,
Tint, who has a whip-lashing tongue, was
the first star in the history of the school to
get suspended from Varsity. A real B.M.-
O.C., Ed was obviously the Yugar best fit
to warm benches. As an emulator of Cas-
sius Clay, and a six term member of the
student council, our Veep will rapidly be-
come a champ at Brooklyn.
"You're not too normal." Martin
Class President 1; Commissions 1,7;
Chagigot 3,7-8; J.V. Basketball 3-4; Ten-
nis Team 7-8; Intramurals 1-8.
The foremost backyard basketball player,
Sneaky Bob was so thin that he was brittle.
Despite his pleasant personality, he was a
prime target for Mr. Baron's cold stares.
Outgoing and friendly, he is sure to become
popular at Brooklyn.
"Skin and broken bones."
Kommie 1-4; Class Debating 5-8; J.V.
Swimming 5; Intramurals 6-8.
Seymour, who went ice-skating just a
little too much, remained Rabbi Y's ketza-
leh. A voracious reader, he utilized his
common sense to create a personal phil-
osophy of life which will guide his actions
"Neustein, I don't like your attitude."
Commissions 7; Chagigot 7-8; Class De-
bating 5-7; Service 'Squad 2-4.
Joe, who complained his way lo the
Complaints Commission, became highly
enthused in his debates with YD. Leaving
class but once a day, he spent his spare
time and money at club 301. Joe should
continue in fine style as a disciple of Hip-
pocrates at Brooklyn.
"I larn't him to chaw terbacker." Hay
Service Squad 1-4, Lieutenant 7; Bowl-
ing Team 5-8; Handball Team 7-8; Intra-
Unfortunately entangled in an accident,
Harv had a slightly imperfect alibi. Con-
stantly practicing for his important rote on
the bowling team, he was always well-re-
ceived at Flatbush. Harvey's debonair per-
sonality will open the doors for him at
"Be the man with the Florida tan."
Elchanite Editor-in-Chief 7-8; I.Y. Secre-
tary 7-8; I.Y. Representative 6; Bulletin
3-6; Editorial Advisor 7-8; Topics 3-6,
Feature Editor 7; Class Debating 1-4,7-
8, Manager 1,2,4; Varsity Debating 5-6;
J.V. Debating 3-4; Yugar Art Editor 7-8;
Review Literary Editor 7-8; Dialect
French Editor 7-8; H.S. Bowl Team 7-8;
Elcha-Play Production Manager 6; Haus-
man Award 3,5; Arista 5-8.
Mike's abilities in English and art led
him to positions on the editorial boards of
most school publications. The first YUHSB
student to discover Ayn Rand, his acquain-
tance with all aspects of literature gained
him a spot on the H.S. Bowl Team, and
will facilitate his English major at Brook-
"Man's mind is his basic tool of ex-
istence". Ayn Rand
So that's what happened to Morse's DnilD
G.O. President 8, Vice-President 7, Ath-
letic Manager 6; Topics Circulation Man-
ager 8, Business Manager 1; Varsity
Basketball 5-6, Captain 7-8; J.V. 1-2,
Captain 3-4; Arista 7-8; H.S. Bowl Team
7-8; Chagigot 5-8; Class Vice-President
1, Athleteic Manager 4; Variety Nite 6;
Leader 8; Commissions 3-4; Service
Squad 1-4; Cina 7-8.
Paul, a "senior" for two years, was one
of the most popular boys in BTA. He
worked his way up through the GO. from
Athletic Manager to President, and his
many achievements included scoring high-
est on the boards and becoming a captain
of tlie Yugars. Nuss will continue to suc-
ceed in all his endeavors.
"It's true! Blondes do have
Bulletin Associate Editor 8; Topics Typ-
ing Editor 7-8; Arista 6-7, Secretary 8;
Yugar Managing Editor 7-8; Atom Typing
Editor 7-8; Commissions 6-8; H.S. Bowl
Team 7-8; Glee Club 6; Hausman Award
Harold finally broke through Democratic
prejudice to become Associate Editor of
the Bulletin in his eighth term. Positive of
*'' 's capabilities, his philosophical con-
tentions led to many heated arguments. An
idealist, Harold is sure of the supremacy of
the Yankees and will major in Poll Set at
"History is philosophy teaching by
Right under his nose
English Library 1-6, Co-Head 7-8; Arista
8; Class Debating 3,5,7; Chagigot 7-8:
Commmissions 7, Glee Club 1-2.
Rip Van Osty, who decided to make
things easier for Bob by shortening his
name, slept his way to a 93 from R. Kana-
topsky. One of Big Mo's 12 diehards,
Bernie was also a consistent minyanaire.
His library knowledge and broad back-
ground will aid him in Brooklyn.
"Life is but a dream." Song
Feller, don' I you know it's 9:30!
Atom Associate Editor 7-8; Review Liter-
ary Editor 7-8; Class Debating 3-8, Man-
ager 7; Track Team 6; Soccer Team 5-8;
Lab Squad 3-8; Minor Publications 6-8.
Zokev, a word well known on chairs and
walls, reached stardom when he scored
high on the PS AT and slate scholarship.
His mastery of English and Science wilt
stand him in good stead at Yeshiva where
he will go on aiding minor publications.
"Science is the labor of the mind; Po-
etry, its creation." Bacon
Topics Circulation Manager 7-8; Math
Team 4-6, Co-Captain 7-8; Class Vice-
President 4; Arista 8; H.S. Bowl Team
7-8; Class Debating 1-8, Manager 5,7-8;
Service Squad 3; Hausman Award 7.
Bob was equally talented in Math and
English. Scoring a perfect 800 in the Ad-
vanced Achievement, he was also a skillful
captain of his debating team. The diverse
abilities that earned him a place on the
H.S. Bowl Team will serve him well when
he travels from Cooper to Cooper Union.
"Science is organized knowledge."
Corollary Associate Editor 7-8; Class
President 2, Vice-President 3; Arista 4-8;
Tennis Team 7-8; Hebrew Library 1-4;
Class Debating 1-8; Glee Club 1-4.
A ten o'clock scholar, Burt astounded
everyone with his calligraphic proficiency.
Possessor of a fine mind for Talmud and
fortified with myriad imaginative excuses,
his intimacy with Orgel led to many grand-
iloquent expository chefs-d'oeuvres. His stay
in the "highest shiur" will help him when
he follows his colleagues to 186th Street.
"A quick and legible hand is no mean
Elchanite Art Editor 7-8; Varsity Debat-
ing 5-8, Manager 6; Arista 6-8; Yugar
Manager 5-8; Class President 6-8; Eng-
lish Library 1-2; Class Debating 1-4,
Manager 1; Hausman Award 3,7.
Alex, who wasted no time gaining po-
litical power, served successfully as School
Debating Manager, Elchanite Art Editor,
and manager of the Varsity. Sharp-witted,
Fang pierced many inflated egos. A part
time learner, his artistic personality will
"Art is necessary to one who com-
Commissions 8; Class Debating 1-6;
Glee Club 1-2; Hebrew Library 7-8; Ser-
vice Squad 5-6; Intramurals 1-6.
Danny, who became immortalized by
Doc's famous call, originated the fairy
five-four. A revivified learner, he stead-
fastly boycotted the minyan. His facile
mind and strong beliefs will he of good
service in Brooklyn.
"Oh R. . .r. . .r. .ayiss. .!"
The Good Doctor
Bowling Team 5-8; Co-Captain 7-8; Com-
missions 4-5; Class Debating 3-6; Intra-
murals 3-8; Cutting Team 7-8.
Stu, our Bowling enthusiast, was a rare
visitor in our senior year. The first grad
to merit a traffic summons, he was never
quite able to get an excused admit. Mr.
Becker's sweetest sweetheart, he will com-
plete his academic studies at City.
"Let them eat cheesecake."
Arthur B. Antoinette
Kommie 1-4; Class Athletic Manager 8;
Minor publications 7-8; Class Debating
6; Chagigot 7-8; Intramurals 5-8.
Arthur, who arrived two years late,
came up against the "Z" in his first experi-
ence with TA society. This had no effect
on his stock-table memory, which will re-
main one of his surest assets while he
pursues a medical career at Yeshiva.
"Arthur m'boy, the hell with the bull
and the bear." L.K.S.
Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Varsity
Debating 5-8, School Manager 7; Class
President 2,3; Service Squad 4, Lieuten-
ant 5; Class Debating 1-4, Manager 1,
Moe, a staunch Ranger fan, starred for
the Zealots, and rose to major league status
when presented with his own hockey stick
and uniform. He defended the debating
status quo against Bulletin editorials and
prided himself upon his brilliant imita-
tion of the tall one. With his ebullient per-
sonality, he shall overcome all obstacles at
"Take your hat, your coat, and your
hockey stick, and get the puck out of
here." The Big Referee
GARY S. SCHIFF
Elchanite Literary Editor 7-8; Topics
Editor-in-Chief 7-8, News Editor 5-6; Dia-
lect Executive Editor 7-8; Class Debating
1-4; Manager 3,6; J.V. Debating 3-4; Var-
sity Debating 5-8; H.S. Bowl Team 7-8;
Glee Club 1-8; Student Court Justice 7;
Variety Nite 1-8; Hausman Award 7;
Our only professional writer, Gary S.
was Mr. Baron's favorite author as well.
The Topics' editor was also star of the
H.S. Bowl Team and Mashal's "best of the
students." A well-rounded individual and
possessor of a vast store of knowledge.
Gar will continue soaking up culture at
"A man of letters and of manners too."
Lab Assistant Norman Berlat, Lab Squad Heads Thomas Bloom,
Leonard Tribuch, Harvey Weisman.
Stronger than dirt.
Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; l.Y. Rep-
resentative 7-8; Softball Team 5-6, Cap-
tain 7-8; Track Team 1-6, Captain 7-8;
J.V. Basketball 3-4; Bow/ling Team 5-8;
Class Athletic Manager 4-6; Intramurals
Alan, who was fluent in French, ac-
coutred himself accordingly. His all-around
excellence in athletics won for hitn the
captaincy of both the Softball and track
teams, and as l.Y. rep, he made sure we
got a fair shake. Alan's pope-like infalli-
bility will enable him to carry on his acti-
vities at Brooklyn.
"I'll see you, and raise you two." A.S.
So they're sending us Berlat.
Elchanite Co-Editor 7-8; G.O. President
7, Secretary-Treasurer 6; Topics Feature
Editor 7; Student Court Justice 6; Arista
4-8; Service Squad 2-3; Hausman Awards
Harry's background gained him fame
and popularity. Gradually assuming a po-
sition of command, he was ready to offer
his many abilities whenever they were
needed. His keen insight into human nature
will gain him psychological success at
"Smile, Harry, so we can see ya."
Softball Team 7-8; Handball Team 6-8;
Service Squad 3-6; English Library 1-2;
Class Debating Team 5-8; Intramurals
The youngest senior, Henry nonetheless
was highly popular. Shimmy's love for the
court was surpassed only by his skill on it.
One of R. Schussheim's masmidim, his
learning will he supplemented at Y. U.
"Youth comes but once in a lifetime."
School Athletic Manager 8; English Li-
brary 1-6, Co-Head 7-8; Tennis Team
5-6, Captain 7-8; J.V. Basketball 3-4;
Bowling Team 5-8; Service Squad 3-4;
Class Athletic Manager 8; Intramurals
Marc spent many happy culs shooting
buckets in our open air gym. While cap-
taining the Tennis Team and supporting
other^ activities, he excelled at e.xcessioning.
Rewarded for ability by being elected
School Athletic Manager, he will be a
pre-law major at City.
"Success has made me wanton."
Class President 4, Vice-President 6,7;
Commissions 7; Chagigot 7-8; Class De-
bating 3-8; Service Squad 1-2.
Al. though often so/nher, possessed an
appealing dead-pan sense of humor. Daunt-
less in the face of Neil's chicanery, he had
a wide span of friendships. A bright and
pithy boy. English will he his major at
"I would trust a wit." Wilson
Topics Feature Editor 8; Chagigot 1-6,
Leader 7-8; Variety Nite 1-6,- Co-Leader
7-8; Glee Club 1-6; Head 7-8; Dialect
Hebrew Editor 7-8; Sifriyon Art Editor
7-8; Arista 5-8; Class Vice-Pres. 8; Track
Team 1-6, Captain 7-8; Varsity Debating
Moish. who was double-crossed out of
a trip to Israel, was our Bible expert, and
in general boasted a startling array of
facts. Swift and songful, he will strike
people's fancy at Y.U. with his vivid imag-
"Should a wise man utter vain knowl-
Bowling Team 5-8, Co-Captain 7-8;
Swimming Team 7-8; Track Team 8; Soft-
ball Team 5-8; Handball Team 7-8; Glee
Club 1-8; Variety Nite 6-8; Class De-
bating 3-4; Intramurals 1-8.
Harv's boisterous altilude got him in and
out of many scrapes. One of Spinella's
regulars, he was saved from the fall-out of
his ballpoint pen exploits by the Bomzer.
A sound student despite his shennanigans,
he will broaden his horizons at Brooklyn.
" 'Come into my office', said the A. N.
fly to the spider."
Never mind the straws! Just send the mug.
Sifryon Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Hebrew Li-
brary 3-6, Co-Head 7-8; Service Squad 4.
Chaim's lore for .s'forim led him to the
Hebrew Library and the Sifriyon. A Luba-
vitcher Chasid, he's a warm, good-natured
person, who possesses a quiet dignity and a
love for learning.
"Thy word is like a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path." „ „
^ ' "^ Psalms CXIX
Dialect and Review 7-8; Topics Business
Staff 4; Atom Typing 6; English Library
3; Service Squad 4; Complaints Com-
missions 7; Class Debating Team 3-6,
Manager 3; Variety Nite 8; Intramurals
Neil, who seemed to have keys to every
locker in the school, was prince of the
paste-boards. Top prankster in B.T.A., he
was Brett's eternal nemesis. His agile fingers
will balance the books in his businesss
major at NYU.
"Heads I win, tails you lose." proverb
Elchanite Business Manager; Sifriyon
3-4; Elchanite Typing 1-2,4; Atom 2-3;
Review 5-6; Class Debating Team 1-6;
Service Squad 3; Hebrev^ Library 2; Lab
Squad 1-6; Track Team 6.
Aliens brilliant oratory and skillful
hands kept teachers in a daze, and the El-
chanite in the black. He had the dubious
distinction of always saying the wrong
thing at the wrong time, but was so fast
at saying it that he could retract it before
it was heard. His medical experiences at
the Y.U. summer program lead logically
to a pre-med major at Brooklyn.
"The chief virtue that language can
have is clearness." Galen
Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Corollary
Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Class President 4;
Arista 5-8; Vice-President 7; Math Team
4, Co-Captain 5-6, Captain 7-8; H.S.
Bowl Team 7-8; Bulletin Typing 3-4; Ser-
vice Squad 3-4; Hausman Award 3,5,7.
Star of the Math Team. Lennic glowed
with brilliance in his every venture. An ex-
cellent Talmudist, he was the holder of an
enviable math Regents record. Bushy,
though silent and undemanding became
highly popular, and will continue to be so
while he majors in math at Yeshiva.
"The study of math ends in magni-
Varsity Debating 5-8, Manager 8; Class
Vice-President 2,5; Arista 5-8; Topics
Photography 7-8; Dialect 5-6; Glee Club
3-8; Class Debating Team 1-4; Chagigot
7-8; English Library 3-8.
Tuch. the first eighth-termer to become
School Debating Manager in recent school
history, was one of Mr. B's top men. His
varied talents made him important to
chagiga presentations and preparations.
Yitz, who agitated for a political science
course here, will major in it at Yeshiva.
"Debate is masculine." Alcott
May I please speak to Cina?
Service Squad Captain 8; Glee Club 1-4;
Chagiga 7-8; Variety Nite 1-2; Class De-
bating 3-4; Intramurals 3-4.
Denny, whose marvelous impersonations
and characterizations were a source of de-
light to many students, possessed a melo-
dious voice. One of the best-liked seniors,
he livened many dreary mornings. Dennis
will follow in the footsteps of his illustrious
uncle after being graduated from Queens.
"Singers are merry and free from sor-
Kommie 1-4; Class Athletic Manager 7;
Service Squad 5-6; Atom 7; Intramurals
Bearing a startling resemblance to Cas-
sius Clay. Freddy, however, was not as
pugnacious but instead demonstrated a
pleasant character. Owning an unstoppable
shot, he showed promise in sports and
studies that will bear fruit at Brooklyn.
"I'm the Greatest!" Cassius X
Is this the pool hall?
Varsity Debating 5-8; J.V. Debating 5-8;
Service Squad Lieutenant 7-8; Class De-
bating 1-3, Manager 2-3; Commissions
5,7; Topics Typing 2-4; Intramurals 1-8.
Howie's persistence led him to success
in his various endeavors in his high school
career. A rabid basketball fan, he was al-
ways willing to cheer the Yugars on, and
will dance his way to Yeshiva.
"Nothing w/as. ever achieved without
«!P**' f "
Atom Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Review Asso-
ciate Editor 7-8; Audio-Visual Squad 7-8;
Lab Head 7-8; Glee Club 3; Service
Squad 3; Elchanite Typing 3, Art 7-8;
Photography 7-8; Chagigot 7-8.
Harv, one of the four who made Club
105 from a Hebrew-speaking school, didn't
miss a stamp show in four years at B.T.A.
A practical scientist, he remodelled cars
and edited the Atom. He will go from the
lab to an engineering major at CCNY.
"The Atom is the source of all energy."
One senior — count 'em — one senior:
Student Court Justice 8; Glee Club Co-
Head 7-8; Class Vice-President 6; Atom
Business Manager 7-8; Commissions 7;
Service Squad 3-5; Library Squad 3-5;
Softball Team 8; Chagigot 3-8; Lab
Squad 4-8; Elehy Play 6; Intramurals 3-4.
Barry's quixotic grin masked a sensitive
outlook on the world. Possessor of many
and varied opinions he had much voluble
advice to offer. As a pre-med major, he
will continue glowing optimistically at
"The smile that viion't come off."
Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8; Service
Squad 3-7; English Library 4; Lab Squad
4-5; Class Debating 6-7; Chagigot 7-8;
Topics 5; Bulletin 6; Class Business
Nuni, who worked with dispatch was
both clever and amiable. A loud learner,
he will develop his mind and personality at
Yesehiva while he prepares for the medical
"Little bodies have great souls."
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CORPORATION
Certificate of Merit
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP
MAYOR'S COMMITTEE AWARD
GRAND STREET BOYS ASSOCIATION
A. & S. SCHOLARSHIP
FEDERATION OF FRENCH ALLIANCES AWARD
Gary S. Schiff
NEW YORK STATE REGENTS SCHOLARSHIP
Morris Badrian Morty Genn Bernard Oster
Marvin Bayewitz Aaron Hauptman Zvi Ostrinsky
Joseph Blady Charles Hoffman Robert Perl
Irving Bodner A lex Hornstein A lex Ragen
Sam Borger George Jonisch Moses Rosengarten
Jacob Brettholz Charles Kaner Gary Schiff
Lionel Cohen Philip Kerstein Alan Scop
Michael Daiell Sheldon Kier Harry Shapiro
Stuart Daiell Stanley Klughaupl Alfred Sivan
Morton Elbirt Theodore Lauer Moslie Sokolow
Rubin Englard Sam Leichtberg Harvey Sparer
Chaim Feller Edward Martin Allen Tantleff
Seymour Fertig Seymour Neustein Joseph Templeman
Arthur Feuerstein Joseph Newman Leonard Tribuch
Melvin Fine Harvey Novack Isaac Tuchman
Aryeh Frimer Michael Novick Thomas Uvegi
Henry Gahler Paul Nussbaum Alfred Weinberger
Leonard Gainss Harold Obstfeld Howard Weinstein
Henry Gaslwirth Harvey Weisinan
E come to school the first day, only to find that Hurricane Donna
has blown it away . . . Anz reaches snap decision, decides to send
us home after fifth.
Adjusting to the new high school atmosphere, we meet our new
teachers: Boring Loring, who was the symbol of America, the bald
eagle; Doc, who wore a full time beard, and Y.D., who wore one
part time; George, who walked down the street and met a morpho-
sis; and Matty, the only teacher ever to be expelled.
Morse informs us that we're the dumbest freshman class ever . . .
Soap operas come under discussion in Loring's class, and we are
informed that few people watch radio anymore ... Is Seewald a
lump or a bump? ... At the minyan, when you open a raisin cake,
half the raisins walk away . . . Rosen discloses in World Geography
that Nicaragua's largest export was 50,000,000 tons of banana
stems . . . Bob opened a window and influenza. . .
News Flash: Y.D. dismisses class at bell — first bell at 1 :55 . . .
Sanders calls break at 5:00 for Central's dismissal . . . Nussbaum
and Brettholz have feud; "Bad" Brett is on Cloud Nine, thinking
of the girls on Cloud Eight; Nussbaum sits in back because "all
the handsome guys are up front". . .
Mr. Bernard Boring.
Y.D.: I was walking down the hall the other day and I bumped
into Rabbi Drillman.
Nussbaum: Did you get hurt?
Loring assigns term' project. Hoffman decides to make water, and
is offered the pass. Boring decides that whereas most families
have a black sheep, the Hoffmans have a pink elephant . . . R. Dar-
dac sends entire class out for admits at one time. Yetta's supply
Sokolow: But if there is more sunlight at the equator, why is
Africa called the Darkest Continent?
Tini begins Talmud Learning . . . R. Shmidman's freshies have
game time. All of them get 98's . . . "But. Rabbi Clark, my house
burned down!" "So why were you late?"
Swinging Leon models sweaters as we prepare for the final In our
usual manner . . . Senor lectures us on the advantages of taking
Spanish "or is it French?" . . . Freshies bring lunch in shoeboxes,
as "Herringbone-tweed Harry" changes his nickname . . . MISSING
IN ACTION: The entire "C" class and Matty Clark.
Quick Sokolow! English starts
Rabbi Dardac! Rabbi Dardac!"
E return ready for anything, and are greeted by the smiling face
and pointed fingers of Harold Udewitz . . . The school has a face-
lifting as a rumor is passed that the Regents Board is inspecting
us. "Bring these books to the library? What library?" . . . Large new
vistas are opened up to us as we meet Big Mo ... "I am very
familiar with the English. I was angry with a girl, so I immediately
told her mother I was mad about her."
R. Shmidman: "You should have respect for your Rabbis and
not call them Rock, Shark, Kenny, Pete or Peanut!" Senor threatens
to fail the parents of the "boy who stole my notebook. I know who
he is. Who is he?" . . . Tini's tongue suddenly turns brown (it re-
mains so for the next three years) as he makes up for time lost
during the summer . . . "Any questions? . . . Any difficulties!" . . .
Jonisch: Chickee, Udy's coming!
Udy: Chickee, Udy's here!
Chickee, Ermann's coming! . . . Senor postpones midterm. . .
Ermann: My name is Alfred, but you can call me Fred. All my
friends call me Fred.
Arluck: All right Alf!
R. Shmidman's class tours Streit's factory; R. Soloveitchik with-
draws hechsher, Hoffman withdraws macaroons . . . Gelman joins
faculty; home study course begins . . . Newman makes the Service
Squad, and patrols the bathroom from 9:00 till 1:00. . .
Tini's mom: I'm Mrs. Martin.
Senor: Mrs. Martin who?
Brettholz gets thrown out of R. Durchin's class twice in five minutes
by two different teachers, as he hits the Reb in the forehead, with
a missile aimed at Nussbaum, then whispers "Shark" right under
Rabbi Epstein's nose and loses his "Olam Haboli" . . . Doc notices
his startling resemblance to Ahad Ha'am ... Mr. Peanut expends
and suspells entire class. . .
Ermann: Mr. Pin! Mr. Pin! Mr. Pin! '
Cooper: My name is Mr. Cooper!
Ermann: Mr. Pooper! Mr. Pooper!
Udy starts, "The Prairie Years". (But Mr. Udewitz, we haven't
finished Julius Caesar yet!) Udy starts short stories (But Mr. Ude-
witz, we haven't finished Sandburg yet!) Udy starts term report
(But Mr. Udewitz . . .) Mashal gives us the recipe for grapefruit jam.
"First, buy five cheap grapefruits . . ." Ermann proves circles con-
gruent by SAS. . .
Sparer: "How do you spell typify, Mr. Udify?"
Class forms circle of garbage cans around Udy . . . "Get the point?"
"To a very great extent, Mr. Udewitz!"
Who stole the reb's gemorrah? Kaye: "Fertig did it."
Arlucic Don't say it, sing it.
Ermann: Should I say the next sentence, Mr. Arluck, or sing it?
Ermann: That was a joke, Mr. Arluck!
Arluck: Watch out, Alf, or we'll trade you in for a desk blotter.
Ermann: Was that a joke, Mr. Arluck?
Senor postpones last term's midterm . . . Class flunks Dardac's
New Year's test . . . Rabbi Shmidman announces: "If you will not
be in, you will be out." R. Shmidman's class falls short of last year's
Tizdakah's despite brisk sales in magazines in protest of lost "privi-
leges" . . . Rabbi Bo orders 200 frogs, receives 208 . . . "But Rabbi
Bohensky — how could that happen?"
Ermann: Mr. Klein! Mr. Klein! Mr. Klein!
Cooper: My name is Mr. Cooper, Alfred.
Ermann: Oh! I'm sorry, Mr. Klein!
Shimmy, Nuni, Ziggie, Alfie, Barry, and Joe - Baby come to us in a
swap for Dick — Whoops! — Barry Hertz . . . Harry Hoffman comes
and goes as we face first tough (in here, Mr. Morse! in here!)
We go into high gear in our third year only to be tripped up by
invading tasl< force from Kommie-netz . . . BTA works its way
through four Popes: Pius, John, Paul and Looie . . . We meet our
latest mentor (a teacher he certainly isn't) Richard R. Zemek. He
can't be as bad as Udy . . . He is . . , Zemek — "Why can't my
yarlmuka stay on? Rosenberg— Maybe if your head weren't so flat"
. . . Joseph (take a hunka dis) Kalton instructs his chemistry "flock"
in the niceties of English . . . How many "w" 's in ethyne? . . .
Senor's class is still postponing last year's midterm . . . L. Cooper
becomes an astronaut. Has Looie reached heaven at last? . . . How
do you spell "Kopolovics" to the nearest tenth? . . . R. Frankel
catches Nussbaum with his pants down . . . Zemek asks only for
respect we give the rebs.
Dardac (on Camp Masad): "I don't care who sends his children
there. Rabbi X., Rabbi Y. . ." Schiff: "What about Rabbi Z?" The
bulldog in Zemek gives up when he decides the shiksas in Pros-
pect Heights are better than us and quits ... A Mr. Baron? Well,
he can't be worse than Zemek . . . He is . . . Abuelo threatens to
fail Ragen's parents over notebook . . .
Kalton: Do I continue or do I relax?
Nuss: Continue to relax.
Durchin: I em de boss!
Garber: (rising) Who's the boss?
Who is that taking m tna i i:i\
Senor finally gives his class last year's midterm. Unfortunately,
it's in French . . . Abuelo further confused by a suddenly scheduled
French class in the latter (very latter) part of lunch, "but Monsieur,
we're having intramurals." . . . Mashal instructs us in the "quatre
questions" . . . Pourquoi cette nuit. . .
Kalton: Some gases are irritating.
Nuni: So are some teachers.
Sanders figures out the two Canadian dimes, but is stumped
by the half-peso piece . . . Sanders has reserve duty; Mr. Rim
substitutes on Tuesdays and receives "royal" welcome . . .
Baron: Give me an S.V.O. sentence?
Student: The boy rode a horse.
Baron: Who has a more adult sentence?
Nussbaum: The man rode a horse.
Hockey comes into vogue as the Zealots compete against the
Flying Doochmen . . . Primer elected class TL manager in French
elections. Mashal chosen best teacher in "close recount" vote
. . . Rosenberg Uvegi Rosenberg Uvegurosenberg-uveguvegurosen-
berg . . . Mashal informs us that Columbus invented America . . .
Bloom imitates Johnny Weismuller, becomes swimming jungle boy.
"I'd rather be a jungle boy than a -." ... In line with Mashal's
exhortations, we memorize Central's French final, "by heart and in
order" . . . Freshies are getting smaller. If you don't believe it,
Shmidman's class looks up to him.
Now who in the world broke the desk?
Profile In Courage.
If E become seniors, except in R. Frankel's class, which deals in
fourth-year students . . . Shucks! Baron is back . . . Anz calls up
reinforcements: twelve new teachers, a lab assistant, and Raskin
. . . We decorate the newly-acquired G. O. office in blue and white,
maroon and yellow. Where have all the banners gone? . . . ASMW
. . . Anz has brainstorm, institutes 'pass' system . . . Where have
all the passes gone?. . . .
Baron: With conditions the way they are today, it's hard to
Hoffman: Yeah, that's because ya need a pass to leave the
Baron is all burned up, as Levine sets fire to desk . . . Orgel number
54321 . . . Eighty-three seniors out of eighty-four sign up for Jewish
philosophy. Primer goes to Brooklyn College instead . . . R. Kana-
topsky decides that he'll have to weed some boys out. "Hoffman,
get out. On second thought, give me a cigarette." Bennett: "All
right, men! You too, Uvegi" . . . Sparer's shenanigans reach new
high . . . Half-price sale on damp ball-point pens in teacher's room
. . . ASMW . . . Where have all the seniors gone? Down to John's
room for a counselling session . . . Sparer is suspended indefinitely
three times in one week . . . Sparer passes. Mrs. Sparer passes out
. . . Baron: "Some numbers have magical significance." Hoffman:
"Five" . . . French class starts at 4:10, students arrive at 4:30. Soko-
low arrives next day with admit from Mr. Strum. Bloom arrives
following week with an admit from Berlat; Leibowitz never arrives
. . . Chooch must be an A-Train because he goes to Y.U. But does
an A-Train go to Central? . . . Rabbi K. can't understand why
everyone's so sensitive . . .
Paul Nussbaum Elected G.O. President
For Spring Term; Martin Chosen Veep
ANZ: Come here, Chiskele.
Hoffman: What do you want, Avrumele?
What dodo said that the seventh term doesn't count?. . .
Why does Cohen buy his Cookies in Central? . . . R. Fink realizes
that Brettholz may grow .up to become a pickle manufacturer . . .
Bennett comes to the conclusion that Sundays in physics are like
visiting hours at the zoo . . . Mr. Baron thinks he's swell; he and
Orgel can go to Yeshiva.
Jonisch starts the second minyan . . . Elbirt finds himself behind
the eight ball . . . Anz: Hoffman, what are you waiting for? Hoffman:
"June". . . . Baron happily passes hat to pay for gift subscription to
a "very sophisticated magazine". . . Cooper announces that there
are curves in college we've never dreamed about . . . Nussbaum
gets highest average on the boards . . . ASMW. . .
Seniors get Rabbi Raskin. Unfortunately, Rabbi Raskin doesn't get
the seniors . . .
Raskin: "In this row there will be five, in this four — Oh, no!"
Borger has Sanders' term paper ready first day of term . . . Anz
announces: "It was unexpected because I didn't expect it". . .
Kosher pizza shop opens . . . ASMW . . . Nussbaum's third quarter
average equals his PSAT Score — 63.
Baron (confidentially): Did I ever tell you I used to teach in
Novick: Go back!
56 Seniors Win Regents Scholarships
May I leave the room?
Which way is Central?
Feller, Novick, and Nussbaum begin month-long absence. "But Mrs.
Rosenman, I had the measles! . . . "t^ovick? I thought he gradu-
ated!". . . Rosen takes two week vacation to Florida . . . Raskin is
treated to the re-appearing furniture trick. "But Rabbi Zuroff, the
room was empty a minute ago!". . . Becker pulls a surprise test on
Feller . . . Raskin starts a reign of terror and is terrorized . . . ASMW
. . . Virgincrantz and Guildenstern doodah, doodah . . .
Feller: But Rabbi Zuroff, if there's no chagiga, when will you
read the principal's honor roll?
Baron: There's one loser in every class.
Nussbaum: Don't take it too hard, Mr. Baron.
Kenny Topsky: "So what if the Beatle songs, senior songs, posters,
and skit were censored? What's the matter with this school is too
much democracy". . . Scop makes $85 at Old Maid on vacation
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. . . ASMW . . . Nussbaum suffers from Cina-itis . . . Feller and
Novick continue to work on Elchanlte . . . Cooper: "I told you why
I was on time. Feller. What's your excuse?". . .
Kenny-Horlick debate: "How do you know what happens in their
bedrooms?". . . Eighteen of thirty-two flunk Raskin's exam . . .
Genn invades R. Durchin's room after aerial reconnaisance.
Doc: Hornstein, if you do not pass, you will fail!
Raskin surrenders: "Do what you want. Here's the syllabus. This
class is officially disbanded.". . . Cooper decides to raise Feller
to a failing mark . . . YUHSB has highest percentage in state on
Regents Scholarship . . . John retires to his country home in Staten
Island . . . We go to Washington for senior trip . . . We go to Wash-
ington Heights for graduation . . . One last farewell dinner at Judea
Center . . . Elchanites distributed . . . Feller and Novick go back
to class . . . What does ASMW mean?
Left to Right: Co-Editor Harry Shapiro, Editors-in-Chief Chaim Feller and Michael Novick,
Co-Editor Phihp Kerstein, Advisor Mr. Harry Allan.
I HE primary function of a yearbook is as a record of change and
transition, and of the achievements of each class. Providing a
showcase for the class and year of 1964, this year's Elchanite has
attempted to continue the tradition of high ratings while reaching
new heights of quality and originality.
Under the editorship of Chaim Feller and Michael Novick, the
yearbook's design and shape departed substantially from its pre-
decessors. With the supervision of Advisor Mr. Harry Allan, who
offered invaluable assistance, use was made of all the creative
facilities and talents in the school.
Art Editors Harvey Babich, Alex Ragen.
Left to Right: Activities Editors, Marvin Bayewitz, Harold Bretstein, Moses
Rosengarten, Norman Winkler, Leonard Tribuch, Alan Scop, Editor-in-Chief
Chaim Feller, Advisor Mr. Harry Allan.
Photography Editors Rubin Englard, Thomas Bloom
Literary Editors Jacob Brettholtz, Gary Schiff,
Typing Editors Seymour Ferlig. Irving Bodn
Assuming the responsibility of co-ordinating the extra-curricular
activities in the school, the General Organization, representing the
entire student body, decides vital school issues at Student Council
meetings held twice a month. The Executive Council, comprised
of a president, vice-president and secretary-treasurer, conducts
This has been a year of innovations and expansion for the G.O.
Under the leadership of fall term President Harry Shapiro, a career
opportunity series revitalized the assembly program, and, on an
elective basis, the club program was continued. The High School
Bowl, introduced last year, attained fixed status as it became an
exciting function of the I.Y. The fall term also saw President Shap-
iro representing the school at the Albany Youth Conference.
Fall Term^ Top Row, Left to Right: David Bayewitz. Leon Karp, Aaron Kershenbaum, Melvin
Feinberg, Dov Zaktieim, Morris Waldoks, Marvin Monheit, David Schonwald, Michael Rein-
hard. Seated: Joseph Blady, Harold Bretstein, Arthur Kaye, Eli Garber, Moshe Sokolow, Morris
Spring Term. Top Row. Left to Right: David Bayewitz, Joseph Grunwald, Harry Billet, David
Davies, Leo Brandstatter, Michael Reinhard, Marvin Monheit, Melvin Feinberg, Nathan Shapiro
Faculty Advisor, Mr. Joseph Strum.
Spring term President Paul Nussbaum also introduced vigorous
new policies, arranging for Intramural High School Bowl. Working
diligently in organizing and directing the senior trip to Washington,
he surprised his constituents with an unprecedented school outing
to the World's Fair.
As always, one of the most important undertakings of the G.O.
was the assembly program, with the year's schedule including
Arista and freshman orientation, a basketball rally, career education
session, an open Student Council meeting. Varsity debates, an
elections assembly, and H.S. Bowl games.
The annual affairs of the G.O. such as the Chagigot and
Variety Nite, were carried on with enthusiasm and success, and,
on the monetary side, the organization finished with a sizable sur-
plus of funds. Ably aiding the council at meetings was faculty
advisor Mr. Joseph Strum.
Spring Term, Left to Right: Secretary-Trea:
Nussbaum, Vice President Edward Martin,
Standing: Faculty Advisor Mr. Joseph Strum.
Seymour Shapiro, President Paul
■iniissions Head Harold Bretstein.
Fall Term, Left to Right: Secretary-Treasurer Lazar Fruchter, President Harry Shapiro,
Vice President Paul Nussbaum.
Left to Right: Alternate Jacob Brettholz, Harold
Bretstein, Arthur Kaye, Chief Justice Eli Gar-
ber, Barry Weissman, Chaim Feller.
I HE judicial branch of the G.O. student government, the Student
Court tries those students reported by the Service Squad to have
committed an offense.
Each alleged offender is called before the five-man tribunal,
presented writh the charges against him and given the opportunity
to defend himself. After due deliberation, the court renders its
verdict. If convicted, the student who has no previous record is,
given a w/arning, whereas those with previous records are punished
with writing assignments or detentions.
Under the influence of fall term justice Irving Bodner, a leader
in the drive for a religious renaissance in YUHSB, sentences
of attendance at the Minyan or the Mishmar have been meted out
Mr. Joseph Strum is the Student Court's advisor and acts as
a steadying influence on the sometimes over-zealous members of
Left to Right: Alternate Martin Gold, David Hershkovits.
Chief Justice Thomas Bloom, Gary Schiff. Marvin Baye-
witz, Irving Bodner. Standing: Faculty Advisor Mr. Jo-
Lefl to Right: Fall term Vice President Leonard Tribuch, Faeiilty Advisor Mr. Samuel
Lebowitz. President Chaini Feller, Spring term Vice President Henry Gaslwirlh.
In its fifth year of association with the National Honor Society,
Arista reached new heights. Composed of those students who have
excelled in leadership and studies, the society and its members
have tried to become models of school service, scholastic attain-
ment, and love for learning.
Forged into a unit by the heat of controversy, the members
tried to make Arista a better and more functional organization by
revising its constitution and extending its activities.
Ably guided by Advisor Mr. S. Lebowitz and President Chaim
Feller, the group originated a basketball squad, elected to go to
two Broadway shows, published a literary magazine, and had two
induction assemblies while continuing its program of student
Other officers were fall term vice-president Leonard Tribuch
and secretary Thomas Uvegi. During the spring term these offices
were held by Henry Gastwirth and Harold Obstfeld.
Le/r M Right, Boltom Row: Michael Novick, Raymond Reich, Arthur Levenglick,
Morty Genn. Second Row: Paul Nussbaum, Burton Rabinowitz, Alex Ragen, Irving '^/i''^^' ''^ ~0/.
Bodner, Marvin Bayewitz. Top Row: Harvey Babich, Moshe Sokolovv", Harry Shapiro, , C j> Gw "^ G^ 7^k J J'
Eli Garber, Martin Gold, Melvin Fine. ^ h,Pe ' O^ -' '' Oh. ■^' ,^-^
Isaac Tuchman A 'y
Left to Right. Seated: Arthur Feuerstein, Robert Perl, Sheldon Kier, Jacob
Rand. Standing: Gary SchifT, Charles Kaner, Lazar Fruchter, Bernard Oster,
Norman Sofer, Seymour Shapiro, Aaron Weinberg, Stuart Daiell.
Editor-in-Chief Marvin Bayewitz, Editorial Advisor Michael Noviclc.
LONCERNING itself editorially solely with school affairs for the
first time in its history, The YUHSB Bulletin became a controversial
and respected newspaper, Highly popular with the student body.
Its hard-hitting editorials, attractive layouts, and authoritative, up-
to-the-minute news articles gained it a large and eager following.
Under the able leadership of Marvin Bayewitz, The Bulletin for
the first time made use of editorial cartoons, carried a number of
feature articles, and ran a weekly column of opinion around the
school. Published a record number of times over the course of the
school year, The Bulletin made frequent appearances, sometimes
as many as three in a single week, presenting timely news in a
' Editors Haioid Obstfeld, Irving Bodner, Dov Zakheim
Managing Editors Philip Kerstein, David Davies.
IMOW in its eleventh year as YUHSB's printed newspaper, the
Topics serves not only as a vehicle of student opinion and crea-
tivity, but affords students a first hand opportunity to learn about
all aspects of journalism — writing, editing, make-up, layout, head-
line composing and typography.
Pursuing an editorial policy designed to motivate both the stu-
dent and the administration to take utmost advantage of the high-
school career, Editors-in-Chief Jacob Brettholz and Gary Schiff ran
a series of curriculum editorials and several on the old problem of
student indifference and lack of participation.
The Topics' ever-popular features included lively Bret and
Brett, the interesting interviews of Meet the Faculty, and Harold
Bretstein's Sports Slants, as well as the annual Topics poll and
articles of satire and humor.
To maintain its high journalistic standards, the Topics is a
member of the C.S.P.A., and has been awarded three first places
and a second place rating in our four years in YUHSB.
Left to Righl: Edilors-in-Chief Gary Schiff. Jacob Brettholz, Faculty Advisor
Mr. Alvin Baron, Managing Editor Chaim Feller.
Left to Right, Seated: Typing Editor Harold ObstftM rh ,. ■,,.!. In
Editor Philip Chernofsky, Copy Editor Dov Zakheini ,lri IJiIdi
Allan Zelenelz. Standing: Circulation Manager Robert Perl, Busi-
ness Manager Michael Friend, Circulation Managers Paul Nuss-
bauin, Eli Garber.
Left to Right, Seated: Feature Editors Harry Shapiro. Stuart Daiell,
Moshe Sokolow. Standing: Feature Editor Michael Novick, News
Editor Raymond Reich, Sports Editor Harold Bretstein.
Left to Right: Chief Librarians Bernard Oster. Arthur
Feuerstein, Marc Singer, Faculty Advisor Mr. Robert
Bassel, Nathan Bednarsh, Rubin Englard, Abraham Stein.
I HE ENGLISH LIBRARY has become a vital part of our Yeshiva.
New books have arrived, filling the ever-increasing demand
for scientific and sociological references. Led by Arthur Feuerstein
and Bernard Oster, under the direction of Mr. Robert Bassell, the
library has made available more of the fine works of literature that
it possesses. Student interest has transformed the English Library
from a mere storeroom into a citadel of knowledge, enabling it to
fulfill its true purpose.
Left to Right, Seated: Paul Appclbaiim, Joel Traub, Jordan Jacobo-
witz. Standing: Ira Newman. Stanley Abraham, Melvin Silverberg,
Sol Kirschenbaum, Bruce Fader.
Left to Right: Chief Librarian Seymour Fertig. Faculty Advisor
Rabbi Joseph Epstein, Chief Librarians Chaim Steinbach, Sheldon
So Kennv had it!
^"•ff- iacob R,
LELEBRATING its Bar Mitzvah year, the Hebrew Library has grown
from a small reference collection of two hundred books into a large,
well-organized repository of our five thousand volumes.
Guided by the venerable Rabbi Joseph Epstein and headed
by Sheldon Kier and Seymour Fertig, the library has increased its
usefulness to the student body. Many seforim of interest have re-
cently been acquired in addition to the world-famous Berlin Collec-
tion. Though busy cataloguing, the staff has found time to publish
a literary magazine, the Sifriyon.
YUHSB IS graced with a large number of periodicals that cover
many fields of endeavor and provide a mode of expression for its
many talented students. Produced by a hard core of able, dedi-
cated students, they can be published only infrequently because of
restricted amount of material in their precise fields.
The school's literary magazine, The Review, made its first ap-
pearance in three years under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Sey-
mour Fertig. It enjoyed a brisk sale at a nominal charge, and a
second issue is being produced this year.
By far the most widely circulated of the periodicals was The
Yugar. Under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Hal Bretstein,
YUHSB s official basketball publication was distributed to every-
one at Varsity home games, and was thus read by students of many
Exploring the broad field of science was The Atom, a printed
photo-offset publication artfully and interestingly produced by a
capable staff led by Editor-in-Chief Harv Weisman.
The Sifriyon was until this year a publication of the Hebrew
Library. It now deals with literary efforts in Hebrew, and its first
issue in its new format, arranged by Editor-in-Chief Chaim Stein-
bach, was well received.
Rounding out the odd lot of magazines were The Dialect, a
foreign language publication with articles and features in French,
Spanish, and Hebrew: and The Corollary, which dealt with the in-
tricate field of mathematics, on many levels of interest.
Ell Garher. Sta
vht. Scmcd: Michael Novick, Harold Ohstfeld, Hai
. Aaron Weinberg. Nisson Berlin.
REVIEW: Left to Riglit. Scaled: Gary Schiff,
Zvi Ostrinsky. Eililor-iii-Chief Seymour Fertig,
Arthur Kaye. Arthur Levenglick. Sfandinti:
Rubin Rnglard. Harvey Weisman, Michael
Novick. Ell Garber.
COROLLARY: Left to Riphf: Sheldon Kier, Harvey Babich.
Robert Perl. Editor-in-Chief Leonard Trihuch. Melvin Fine. Burton
ATOM: Lcjt lo Rii.'lii. Scaled: Harvey Babich. Charles kaner.
Editor-in-Chicj Harvey Weisman, Zvi Ostrinsky, Ronald Gross.
Standing: Thomas Bloom, Harold Ohstfeld, Seymour Ferlig,
Michael Daiell. Stuart Daiell.
SIFRYON: Left (o Right, Seated: Irving Bodner, Sheldon Kier, Editor-in-
Cliief Chaim Sleinbach, Seymour Fertig. Standing: Moshe Sokolow. Morty
Genn, Thomas Bloom, Arthur Levenglick.
DIALECT: Left to Right. Sealed: Ronald Gross, Gary SchifT.
Ediiur-in-Chief Seymour Fertig, Arthur Kaye, Michael Novick.
Standing: Eli Garber, Arthur Levenglick, Stuart Daiell, Moshe
Sokolow, Charles Kaner.
AINTAINING proper decorum and enforcing school rules, the
Service Squad, under the jurisdiction of Vice-Presidents Paul Nuss-
baum and Edward Martin, enjoyed one of its most efficient, effec-
The Squad, whose job it is to enforce Student Court regula-
tions, did so admirably with a tightly knit group of about 25, less
than half the usual size.
Marvin Bayewitz and Eli Garber served as captains during the
fall term, while Charles Kaner and Dennis Waldman held those
positions for the spring term. Under this leadership, with the aid of
the Student Court, the list of offenses was revised to become more
practical and effective.
Left to Right. Bottom Row: George
Jonisch, Captaiiu Eli Garber and
Marvin Bayewilz, Raymond Reich.
Second Row: Morton Elbirt. Harvey
Novack, Seymour Ferlig, Philip Ker-
stein. Howard Weinstein. Top Row:
Morris Berger. Neil Steiner, Aaron
Kershenbaum, Leo Brandstadder.
Left to Right. Bottom Row: Mark
Bodner. Mark Goldberg, David Baye-
witz, Joel Friedman, Sheldon Aron.
Isaac Gottleib. Second Row: Dov Zak-
heim. Hyman Goldstaft. Eugene Rost-
ker, Neil Steiner, Leon Karp, Nathan
Shapiro, Arthur Levenglick, Howard
Lindenauer. Top Row: Theodore
Lauer, David Savitsky. Michael
Friend. Thomas Bloom, William Sir-
ote, Louis Weiss, Morton Elbirt, Eli
Lejt to Right. Bottom Row: Mark Goldhcrg. Hcsh Pincus, David Bayewitz,
Joel Friedman, Sheldon Aron. Secoiul Rt}\y: Dov Zakheim. Stuart Daiell.
Howard Lindenauer, Jay Grunfeld, Joseph Rosenfeld, Alvin Lew, Arthur
Levenglick, Harvey Sparer, Nathan Shapiro, Stuart Feinberg. Top Row: Eli
Spitz, David Savitsky, Norman Sofer, Thomas Bloom. Mark Hoenigman,
Harold Gellis, Robert Naimark, Ari Sommer.
Left to Right, Seated: Seymour Fertig, Captains Charles Kaner and
Dennis Waldman. Howard Weinstein. Standing: Howard Linden-
auer, Norman Benzon, Gary Brick, Robert Naimark.
I N the festivals of Chanukah and Purim, YUHSB students illumi-
nate the atmosphere with the joyous spirit of Chagigot. The seniors,
who are regrettably forced to miss classes for preparation of the
sandwiches and decorations, worl< with diligence and perfection.
Led by Chaim Feller and Moshe Sokolow, this year's celebra-
tion featured performances by the Glee Club and band, inspiringly
original poetry by Senor Cantor and D'rashot by Rabbis S. Drillman
and H. B. Kanatopsky at Chanukah and Purim respectively.
Fortunately, this year the administration has taken a profound
interest in the Chagigot. It was with their assistance that the hilari-
ous Purim songs were presented and a whole two days were al-
lowed for the Chagiga's preparation. The Chanukah Chagiga, how-
ever, which did not benefit this guidance, saw an equally packed
house and a skit entitled "Take Your Books and Your Coat."
In order to maintain the true holiday spirit, the singing of tra-
ditional Nigunim were innovated at Purim.
Chagiga faculty advisors.
UUTSTANDING among our extra-curricular program, Variety Nite
1964 proved to be a smash hit with a wide array of professional and
Produced under the creative guidance of Paul Nussbaum and
aided by assistants Chaim Feller, Moshe Sokolow, Gary Epstein
and Gary Levine, this year's performance, "The Pioneer Spirit,"
featured a folk-singing quartet, Gary Schiff on the piano and our
own Adrian, presenting original Spanish folk music with his guitar.
Emceed by a member of the English faculty, Mr. Arthur Arluck,
the evening was highlighted by the school Glee Club, Bernard
Marinbach's Brooklyn College freshman band and an hilarious skit.
Witnessed by a near-capacity crowd, the show was held in George
W. Wingate High School and was both a theatrical and financial
Special thanks are due the administration for their generous
and sincere cooperation in the production of the affair.
Leader Paul Nussbaum
GLEE CLUB: Left to Rinht, Bottom Row: Meyer Bodner, David Bayewitz, Morris Waldoks,
Gary Schiff, Morris Berger. Harvey Sparer, Charles Kaner. Zev Friedman. Second Row: Joseph
Rosenfeld, William Schechter, Allen Fishman, Neil Leist, Paul Nussbaum, David Schonwald,
Gary Sprung, Top Row: Gary Brick, Aaron Hauptman, David Savitsky, Dennis Waldman, Ira
Friedman, Isaac Tuchman, Assistant Leader Barry Weissman, Eliezer Spitz,
Co-Leaders Moshe Sokolow, Chaim Feller
Assistant Leaders Gary Epstein, Gary Levine.l
CENTRAL COMMISSION organized to coordinate the religious
activities in YUHSB, the YOC includes the Minyan, the Mishmar
and the Kashruth Commission. Supervised by Rabbi P. Yogel, the
Yeshiva Organization Commission has continued its policy of pro-
curing matzot and vi/ine for Pesach and has sponsored various re-
ligious events during the school year. Among these Vi^ere the Sim-
chat Bais Hashoevah, held at the Y.U. succah, and the T'shuvah
assembly addressed by Rabbi S. Drillman.
With added vigor in the field of Kashruth the boys, guided by a
mysterious YaD, increased the amount of care taken in the purvey-
ing of victuals.
Another important phase of YOC activity is the annual Charity
Drive, headed by Martin Gold and Thomas Uvegi, which this year
operated very successfully in its campaign for P'eylim and Ezras
Torah, netting a sum unparalleled in school history.
Finally, through an effort to stimulate a greater interest in
Yahadut, a daily Minyan, attended by forty to fifty boys and Rabbi
S. Faivushevitz, and a weekly Mishmar, both headed by Chaim
Feller assisted by Philip Chernofsky, have this year gained new
popularity among the students.
Left to Right, Standing: Leon Karp, Hesh Pincus, Leo Brandstatter. Ctionah
Horiick. Seated: Abraliam Birnbaum, Philip Ctiernofsky, Melvin Fine.
Leader Martin Gold, Adviser Rabbi Peretz Yogel, Sheldon Kier, Leader
Chaim Feller. Chaim Steinbach.
Lejt lo Right: Harold Obstfeld, Robert Perl, Captains: Michael Novick, Gary Schiff, Manager Chaim Feller,
Rubin Englard, Jacob Brettholz, Leonard Tribuch, Paul Nussbaum.
MLTHOUGH a newcomer to I.Y. competition, High School Bowl,
"the inter-yeshiva battle of brains," has already become one of the
most popular and widely discussed activities.
The contest, based on T.V.'s College Bowl, pits a team of four
scholars from one Yeshiva against a team of equally quick button-
pressers from another. Usually played before an assembly, the
half-hour game of wits involves all the tenseness, emotion and au-
dience reaction of a basketball game. Working with fine teamwork
and led by Captains Michael Novick and Gary Schiff, our Varsity
has compiled an outstanding record.
In contention with its forerunner for popularity was a highly
successful Intramural H.S. Bowl program, instituted on the initia-
tive of Harold Obstfeld and Michael Novick and culminated in a
school championship game.
Fall Term Debat-
ing Manager Moses
LAGUED by the loss of most of its debaters via the graduation
route, the YUHSB Debating Varsity fell upon unusually hard times.
Following consecutive losses to Flatbush, MTA, RJJ and HILI, BTA
found itself in last place.
The big controversy this year was whether the Debating Man-
ager should captain the Varsity as well. Bulletin editorials attacked
this while Manager Moses Rosengarten vigorously defended the
Spring term Debating Manager Issac Tuchman added two
extra debates to the forensic schedule. The debators spoke on
such controversial topics as the bussing of school children to elimi-
nate de facto segregation and the admission of Red China to the
In addition to the inter-yeshiva competition, zealous debating
addicts managed to complete an intramural debating schedule de-
spite student apathy. After five debates in the fall term, the cham-
pions were class 5A in the senior division and 3A in the junior
division, and a playoff was scheduled.
Most of this year however, was spent training undergraduates
for next year's team, which both managers believe will be vastly
Spring Term De-
Left to Right. Seated: Leo Brandstatter, George Jonisch, Philip Chernofsky, Gary
Schiff, Dov Zakheim. Standing: David Savitsky, Philip Kerstein. Alex Ragen. Moshe
Sokolow. Howard Weinstein. Ira Friedman.
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LOMPETING in the Interscholastic Mathematics League, the Math
Team, though plagued by inexperience, managed to wind up in a
top position in the thirty school league. Coached by Rabbi Louis
Cooper and captained by high scorer Leonard Tribuch, the team
lost the local to strong Erasmus and Tilden. With strong potential,
the team plans to expand its schedule and quality of performance.
1 UHSB TOOK an increasingly active and successful role in the
Inter-Yeshiva High School Student Council, which arranges all
inter-school contests except Varsity basketball. The league, which
consists of YUHSB, YUHSM, Ramaz, RJJ, Flatbush and Hili, is
student-run and arranges meets in a wide variety of events, from
Track to H.S. Bowl. The council further arranged two social events,
the presentation of awards, an essay contest, and published an
inter-school newspaper, the I.Y. Eye, with a circulation of 2400.
Lejl to Right, Back Row: Sam Goldman, Sam Leichtberg, Henry Gastwirth, Philip Kerstein,
Burton Rabinowitz, Chaim Feller. Front Row: Aaron Weinberg, Arthur Levenglick, Co-Captain
Robert Perl, Captain Leonard Tribuch, Abraham Birnbaum. Faculty Advisor Mr. Louis Cooper.
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lY Secretary Michael Novick.
lY Representatives Alan Scop and
Left IQ Right: Abraham Birnbaum, Norman Sofer, Co-Captain Howard Nussbaum,
Captain Theodore Diskind. Hash Pincus, Arthur Levenglick.
Led by Captain Howard Nusbaum, the Checkers Team won every
one of the meets in which it participated. The Yuchex' hopes for an
undefeated record and the league championship were upset how-
ever because of two forfeited matches.
Despite phenomenal personal records on the part of its mem-
bers, the team came in third, with a 6-2 record.
I HE YUHSB CHESS Team, composed of an almost entirely rookie
group of underclassmen, enjoyed a fair season. Led by junior
Theodore Diskind and co-captained by Howard Nusbaum, the team
looks forward to a much better season in the Inter-Yeshiva league
next year, when the entire squad returns.
Left to Rii^ht: Hesh Pincus, Norman
Sofer, Eugene Rostker, Captain How-
ard Nussbaum. Marvin Bayewitz, Ar-
I HE YUGARS, defending champions of the MJHSL, started off the
season on a strong note with an exciting 70-68 victory in the Alumni
game. Two weeks later, they extended their Madison Square
Garden winning streak to four games by beating Flatbush 44-31.
Quick victories over RJJ, Elizabeth, and Flatbush raised hopes
that the Yugars might repeat as champions. But the loss of four
starters from last year's team soon began to tell, and a cliff hang-
ing, one point loss to Ramaz was the first in a series of heartbreak-
ingly close defeats. Although the Yugars bounced back strongly
to defeat RJJ, 69-63, Hal Bretstein's broken finger and Mike Rein-
hard's twisted ankle deprived the Yugars of just that extra punch
they needed, and they lost the last five games for a disappointing
5-7 record and a fifth place finish. The Yugars placed third in the
Chanukah Festival, where they established a Festival scoring rec-
ord by beating MTJ 80-59.
The annual league Ail-Star game saw the Brooklyn-Long
Island team, coached by Irv Forman and including four Yugars —
Harold Bretstein, Paul Nussbaum, David Hershkovits and Bernard
Weiner — lose a squeaker to their Manhattan-New Jersey opposition.
Coach Forman and the Yugar's faithful fans can look forward
to a promising season next year, however. Four of this year's start-
ers, Dave Hershkovits, George Silberman, Mike Reinhard and Ber-
nie Weiner, are juniors, and there is an excellent crop of sopho-
mores on the bench.
Captains Paul Nussbaum, Harold Bretstein, and David
Coach Irving Forman
Managers, Standing: Theodore Lauer, Harold
Gellis, Alex Ragen. Seated: Marc Goldberg,
Lefl to Righl, Back Row: Jonas Lew, Joe Reinhold, Ari Sommer, Alan
Bigel, Harold Bretslein, George Silberman. Middle Row: David Hershkovits,
Norman Benzon, Gary Waltuch, Bernie Weiner, Michael Reinhard. Sealed:
Aaron Weinberg, Edward Martin, Sam Borger, Israel Jacobowitz.
IN PROVIDING a training and testing ground for future Varsity
basketball stars, the Junior Varsity serves a significant purpose.
This year the Junior Yugars enjoyed a fairly successful season.
Coached by Elliot Aaron, they compiled a 5-3 record.
Coach Aaron emphasized fundamental basketball and main-
tained strict discipline at his practices, and the team demonstrated
good team play and coordination.
Outstanding on the team were sophomore Captain Michael
Friend and freshman Mark Honigman.
LcU 1,1 Right, Buck Row: William Schecter. William
Cybuch, Mark Hoenigman, Jack Lebewohl, Gad Schwartz,
Captain Michael Friend. Seated: Aaron Kershenbaum,
Hymie Goldstaff, Cary Sprung, Joel Freidman, Sheldon
Left to Rif>ht. Co-Captain Alan Bigel, Coach
Harvey Gralla. Captain Thomas Bloom.
Left !o Right. Standing: Stuart Feinberg,
Nathan Shapiro. Marvin Monheit. Nathan
Presser. Melvin Feinberg, Harvey Sparer.
Jay Grunfeld. Seated: Steven Weinslock.
Co-Capt. Alan Bigel, Capt. Thomas Bloom.
HE YUHSB Aquamen captured first place in the I.Y. league this
year for the fifth consecutive time. Coached by an ex-Aquaman,
Harvey Gralla, the team w/as sparked to its 6-1-1 record by Captain
Thomas Bloom, who w/as undefeated in both the two-lap backstroke
and medley events in ail but one meet.
Co-captain Alan Bigel proved to be another strong man on
the team, which tied for first place with Flatbush, and emerged
victorious in a playoff for the championship.
With the exception of Captain Bloom, the entire team, man-
aged by J. Grunfeld, is composed of juniors and sophomores, and
it stands a strong chance of bettering its performance next year.
Lcit In Rii,ht Siiiulin MoshtSoWilm Se\nioiir Sh ip-
iro Harvey Novatk Harvey Bahich Morton Elbirt.
Philip Kerstem. Suited. Mari. Singer, Captain Sam
Borger, Co-Captain Edward Martin, Charles Kaner,
" LARGE number of so-called minor sports, with large follow-
ings, able participants, and winning records, abound in YUHSB.
In its second year as an I.Y. sponsored sport, the Soccer Team
placed first with a 4-1 record. Captained by Alex Hornstein and
Joseph Beatus, the team was lent experience by a troupe of Israeli-
The Handball Team, undefeated in first place, owes its success
to the unbeaten doubles teams of Capt. Sam Borger and Seymour
Shapiro; Capt. Ed Martin and Henry Shimansky; and Philip Kerstein
and Harvey Sparer.
One of the most popular of the minor sports is Bowling. Our
team, another first-place trophy winner, with a 7-1 record, is cap-
tained by Sam Borger, while Harvey Sparer and Stuart Rosen are
co-captains. Amassing colossal team records, the squad is led by
Sparer, Scop and Borger in averages.
The YUHSB Softball Team, favored to win the championship
this year, is captained by Alan Scop. A fine rotating battery, con-
sisting of Scop and Ed Martin, and sluggers Harvey Sparer and Co-
Captain Eli Garber contribute greatly to the team's victories.
The Cindermen, our Track Team, have compiled high scores
and a winning record despite an expanded program of events
that included for the first time, the shotput. Captain Alan Scop and
Morris Berger score consistently in broad jump and high jump,
respectively, while Co-Captains Rubin Englard and Moshe Sokolow
pick up valuable points in the 70 and 100 yard dashes. The half-
mile relay team — Mike Ravetch, Berger, Englard and Scop — has
been clocked at 1 :40.4.
Rounding out the array of squads is the Tennis Team, new to
I.Y. competition. Already, however, it has displayed its winning
form with Captain Marc Singer unbeaten in singles, and Robert
Naimark and Burton Rabinowitz forming a very strong and coordi-
nated doubles team.
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Left to Right, Back Row: Zev Wilon, Aaron Kershen-
baum, George Jonisch, Marvin Leibowitz, Harvey Sparer,
Morris Berger. Middle Row: Chaim Felier, Michael Rein-
hard, Harold Gellis, Eli Garber, Robert Naimark, Neil
Nekrich, Manager Arthur Levenglick. Seated: Captains
Rubin Englard, Alan Scop, Moshe Sokolow.
Captain Harvey Sparer.
Left to Right. Standing: Eli Spitz,
Philip Kerstein, Marvin Leibowitz.
Seated: Morton Elbirt, Marc Singer.
Alan Scop, Harvey Novack, Charles
Left to Right. Stanci/ng: Joseph Hersh-
kowitz, Eli Spitz, Gad Schwartz, Ari
Sommer, Zvi Ostrinsky, Sam Leicht-
berg, Rubin Englard. Seated: Gabor
Schonfeld, Zev Friedman, Joseph
Rosenfeld, Eli Komm, Manager Ira
Friedman. Kneeling: Captain.i Alex
Hornstein, Joseph Beatus.
Captain Sam Borger.
Left to Right: Manager Isaac
Tuchman. Reuben Leibowitz.
Chaim Feller, Michael
Friend, Robert Naimark,
Burton Rabinowitz. Harvcv
Novack, Hymie Goldslaff.
Manager George Jonisch.
Kneeling: Captain Marc
Left to Right. Top Row: Harold Bretstein,
Bruce Feder. Seymour Shapiro, Sam Goldman.
Leo Brandstatter. Sam Schacher, Martin Gold.
Middle Row: Sam Borger. Henry Shimansky.
Captain Alan Scop. Co-Captain Eli Garber,
Harold Gellis. Kneeling: Moses Rosengarten.
Isaac Gotlleib. Morris Berger. Irving Wisenfeld,
Spring Term Athletic Manager Marc Singer.
Fall Term Athletic Manager Seymour Shapiro.
Intramural athletics, forming a vital part of the school's
extra-curricular activities, gives the average student an opportunity
to display his athletic abilities in team competition. Basketball in-
tramurals form the core of the contests, drawing the students' in-
terests. This year saw the innovation of stickball intramurals, which
added to the already popular foul-shooting, ping-pong and bowling
events, formed a well-rounded athletic program. In conjunction
with the late President Kennedy's physical fitness program. Class
7C was victorious in the fall term's basketball competition, while
class 5A copped the school's first stickball championship.
In an age when all seems so volatile, so ephemeral, when a
Cuban Crisis or a Berlin Crisis renders all man's endeavors subject
to a sudden and violent end, the young thinker seeks something
permanent, something not subject to end.
He soon rejects his material possessions for their inconstancy.
Life has taught him this.
Perhaps reason will satisfy the need for the eternal. But has
not confidence in the sole right of man's mind brought him to im-
Wherein lies this perpetual positivity? What shall not pass or
perish? Perhaps it will be man's will to live, his faith in life, his un-
— Gary Schiff
Eagle of greatness is he.
Born to grandeur
but destined for greatness.
Eagle is serene and noble
but never proud.
Swift was Eagle's ascent 'top the white-domed crest.
Beside him perched was his Peacock,
the admiration of the creatures,
the harmony to the grand symphonic sense.
Splendid the domain of Eagle.
He watches with piercing eye,
and pensive soul.
The creatures rest on Eagle's wings
like his fledglings the pair,
but ah his freedom,
hark his resounding call,
view and again witness that soaring,
soaring o'er all,
Black the day the hunter punctured the Paradise.
Eagle his target.
Eagle has fallen.
Recall upon whose wings stood the creatures
and the fledglings.
Recall the now matted plumage of Peacock.
Recall that majestic soaring,
Golden Eagle has returned
to the silver piece.
— Gary Schifi
"But I am afraid to step outside tomorrow. This is my last night
fettered and let me enjoy it and forget about tomorrow."
"What is there about tomorrow that you fear so, that you want
to live today forever?"
"Tomorrow I leave school to take a job alone. I never thought
about it before. I never knew how it would be, alone, with no one
to oversee, no one to bring problems to. I don't want to stoop for
or step on people to climb ladders. I was never worried about it,
but suddenly, here tonight, I feel alone."
"Have you no friends?"
"Only where I come from; None where I'm going."';;
"Surely they will not desert you."
"They will, as surely as I would desert them. There once was
enough for all. I could have had without taking. But now everything
I get will have been taken from someone who will fight as hard to
keep it as I will to take it."
"So you are afraid."
"But you whimper. You dread the fight you have given your-
self. You want to die now and never reach tomorrow. You never
had to fight before and you realize that the real fight will start to-
morrow, and you back away from it."
"No! I am not afraid! I do not whimper!"
"You are afraid to be alone. You are afraid you will be stepped
on — !"
"Yes! Yes! I am afraid. I'm afraid when I start stepping I won't
know how to step. When I start climbing I won't know how to climb.
And I'll be stepped on and I will fall, fall. . . ."
"If you are afraid to fight you will never fall. For you never rise
to fall nor step to be stepped on."
"I must go on, must I not?"
"You must." i ,;.,
"I wish I had no need to." ,ip
((/■ — Alex Ragen
It began to secrete fluid, and a milky whiteness of viscous
strands slowly floated around its body. Its fuzzy vegetable green-
ness whitened, and as it trembled, passing into semiconscious-
ness, a tubular form solidified and glowed opalescent against the
It could feel, in the hazy dimness, liquids coursing through its
body, milkily drifting around him in the sweet, cloying never-never-
land of sugary darkness, feeding and changing the placid body.
Time passed — ages, it seemed, — as the thing, softly encased
in a womb-liice limbo, grew and metamorphosed. Its chalky case-
ment stood in stark relief against the leaves — now white against
green, now dim grey on red and orange and brown. Its whiteness
plastified, attaching to the thing's body, and the thread-limned,
paper-thin flaps, took on the scarlet, brown, and golden hues of
life, as living fluids throbbed in.
Suddenly, it was time!
Pounding, the fluids seemed ready to explode. The thing
stirred and strained, then burst from its casement.
Thought: bursting colors harsh, strident, annoying!
It flapped wildly, searching solace from the storm of noise and
brightness, the chaotic kaleidoscope of nature that whirled about
It fluttered its strange new appendages and set out in eternal,
yet ephemeral, search for the quiet, dim, peaceful cocoon.
— Michael Novick
Darkness and void are the sole sensory perceptions. Ominous
breezes of thought begin to fill the air. Fear of an unknown adven-
ture streams through the murkiness. With a crash of thunder a
luminous streak is seen hurtling through the contrasting darkness.
There is light. And it is good. Now in the warmth of the dawn of
creation man's head emerges from the darkness of the womb into
the glowing light of thought.
— Arthur Kaye
I S the Jewish religion of such nature that its faithful adherents must
be enemies of culture and progress? Are the only alternatives
either to abandon religion or to renounce all advancement along
with all the noble gifts which refinement and education offer man-
Although we declare that if our religion demanded that we dis-
card what is called civilization we would obey unquestioningly,
there is no such pressure being placed upon us. Judaism has never
remained aloof from true progress. In every era its followers were
fully abreast of contempory learning. However, secular subjects
were always secondary to Torah, and the ways of the modern world
subordinate to Torah living. Yet, those who have persevered have
not been deprived culturally, even though they do not smoke their
cigars on the Sabbath, even though thev do not seek the pleasures
of the table forbidden by the Torah, even though they do not dese-
crate the festivals for the sake of profit or enjoyment.
So, indeed, we are not a narrow-minded people, closed to sci-
entific theory or the enlightenment of human thought. Nor do we
wish to evade the complexities of twentieth century development.
Conversely, we drive directly into the center of conflict, always
searching for the answer, always seeking a solution. One thought,
however, remains paramount in our minds: the Alm-ghty is above
us. We must fear him. We must observe his commandments. We
must follow the precepts of Judaism.
But what is this Judaism that we so frequently refer to? Is it
a religion? A nationality?
Judaism as it has come down to us from our forefathers is the
gift and the word of G-d, an ineffable sanctuary that cannot be sub-
jected to human judgment. It is the ideal given by the Creator to
all the generations of the House of Jacob, never yet attained but
always to be striven for. It is the great edifice for which all Jews
and Jewesses are born to live and die, at all times, in every situa-
tion. Comparisons are futile. Judaism is not a religion; the syna-
gogue is not a church; the rabbi is not a minister. To be a Jew is
not merely a part time job. It is the sum total of all human endeavor.
To be a Jew in the synagogue and the kitchen, in the office and in
the factory, as father and as mother, as servant and as master,
with one's feelings and one's thoughts, in word and in deed, in joy
and in sorrow is to like. An entire life supported by the Divine idea
and brought to fulfillment according to the Divine will.
It is foolish, therefore, to believe that it is the mere wording of
a prayer, the notes of a synagogue melody, or the order of a special
service which creates Jewishness. It is, rather, the measure of
understanding and belief — faith, that characterizes true Judaism
and brings about a closer relationship between man and G-d.
SHIFTS IN REALITY
Thus, the Jew goes out into the world already armed with his
faith. The stronger this weapon, the more universalist will his views
and aspirations be; the more joyfully will he applaud whenever he
sees truth, justice, peace and the enoblement of man prevail; the
more joyfully will he devote himself to all true progress in civiliza-
tion and culture, provided that he will not have to sacrifice his
Judaism but will be able to augment it. He will ever desire prog-
ress, but only in alliance with religion. He will not want to accom-
plish anything that cannot be accomplished as a Jew. Any step
which takes him away from his Judaism is not a step forward, is
not progress. He exercises this self-control for above his material
desires there stands G-d, and to Him and His Sefer does the Jew
devote his life.
It is the belief of the truly religious intellect that one's devo-
tion to G-d will lead him to the ultimate perfection accompanied
by the wealth of knowledge that civilization has uncovered.
— Chaim Feller
There is one factor in the human experience which is both
abhorred and welcomed: Change. To that component of life, of
infinity, all things — nnen and empires, galaxies and bacteria — must
attribute their rise and demise.
Throughout history, all of G-d's creations have been powerless
in the face of shifts in nature. A shift in season kills a fly; a shift in
the Earth destroys a man; a shift in the universe dooms a planet.
But there is another kind of change, and man can contend
with this. A shift in man's social environment, a change from one
machine to a more productive one, from one set of values to an-
other, from the reality of the past to that of the present — this is
man's greatest enemy or greatest friend.
Whether change is invigorating or debilitating, benevolent or
malevolent, depends mainly on our attitude towards it. If a civiliza-
tion exposes itself to the onslaughts of transition, if It looks upon
new phenomena with an open mind, then that society will gain from
the encounter and profit from its adversary.
However, a civilization that attempts to isolate itself from the
rest of the world — a civilization that dares to defy change-will be
doomed by the inexorable force of stagnation.
The greatest test for any civilization is whether it can meet
the challenge of shifts in reality.
I STUMBLED on a tin can and walked on past the empty lot. It
had always seemed to me as if all the garbage in the world was
dumped there. In one corner of the lot stood a small group of boys
in tattered clothing. They were amusing themselves by pelting a
dog with small pieces of trash. The dog was sickly looking. When
a rock went sailing past its head it just yelped and went on relieving
itself against an old mattress.
I turned the corner. The roar of homemade scooters assaulted
my ears. The scooters were made from fruit crates stolen from
the back yard of a neighborhood fruit store. Each one seemed to
be an advertisement for various brands of soda. The boys tried to
outdo each other, by seeing who could get the largest amount of
bottle caps banged into his scooter.
Upon entering the building, the odors of various foods, which
wafted out from behind the apartment doors, assailed my nostrils.
Each odor was distinctly discernible. I detected the strong odor of
garlic and of olive oil. There were many gentiles living in the build-
ing now. I walked to the end of the hall and mounted the dimly-lit
staircase. The taps on my shoes battered the steel stairs merci-
lessly. When it was dark enough, you could see the sparks fly.
Partly from memory, and partly from habit, I ceremoniously avoided
a spot on the second floor landing, where as a child I had once
landed from a flight above.
At the third floor I turned down the hall, to the apartment where
I used to live. The hall, which once seemed a dark forbidding
cavern, now impressed me as just another dim corridor. I reached
the apartment door. It was painted brown and was decorated by
the remains of an "I Gave" sticker. The cry of a baby came from
inside the apartment. I decided not to go in.
As I left the building, a satisfied but melancholic feeling came
The memories were returning.
— Joseph Newman
A YOUNG KID just walked in here one day. You know the kind of
kid I mean? Real big round cheeks that were rosy and all. He had
blue eyes and you could see he was scared. I don't mean the
scared kind o' scared. It's like when the only guy you know at a
party just ups an' leaves. That's what he looked like. Well of all
these other kids standin' around, this kid, even though he's the
greenest, just looks like the nicest. Like the type that could do you
a favor, without you feeling like you're bein' licked. You know what
Well I lose track o' this kid for while and I don't get to see
him for just over a year. He looks a hell of a lot taller and much
skinnier. Those cheeks are still rosy and all, but they just don't
look that pinchable. He don't look that scared no more. He's a
little louder now. You know what I mean? You could see that all
these punks around him look up to him, but if you look close he's
not the type to be the out an' out leader. Still too green I guess.
There's one punk there, a real phony tryin' to be the leader, like
on purpose, but he ain't kiddin' nobody but himself.
Well next time me and him meet this kid, he's what they call a
senior. You can tell that he knows where he's at and just what he's
doin' there too. Those cheeks turned into straight cheek bones
and now he's got a face that's hard and looks like it's carved out a'
wood. He's the leader, awright, everybody knows it. It's just that
everybody likes it. He's still that nice kinda guy I told ya' about
before, except now hardly none o' the guys ask him for favors.
He's too big a man. The reason he's so big is that he don't know it.
He's the kinda' guy what will join the Marines the day a war
breaks out. Too bad, but I think he's the kinda' guy that would
rescue some jerk he don't even know and "who ain't worth it even if
he did know him. He'd die, an' the guy that ain't worth nothin' would
live. But he's the kinda' guy who'd do it 'cause it's right. You know
what I mean.
— George Jonisch
DOOMSDAY PiiU O^e
HE SKY was overcast and the sun was still behind an enormous
stretch of cloud. Microscopic particles of radioactive debris drifted
casually down. The weather was typical for an April day, but the
nearby landscape, if the vicinity could still be called that, seemed
out of place here, a bare two miles from downtown New York.
As far as the eye could see there was nothing save deso-
lation and an ever-present sense of destruction. Large structures
were either lopsided or had been toppled by the titanic force of
the shock wave. Occasionally, one or two structures were standing
erect as if in defiance, but there could be no defiance.
Scattered throughout the wreckage were a handful of heavy,
shielded doors to concrete bunkers which had withstood the tre-
mendous heat and blast wave of the nuclear explosion. The human
inhabitants of the shelters were now quietly preparing for a night
in their homes.
Many of the lucky few would die from radiation sickness,
others would pass through a period of fever and nausea and re-
cover. Some of the foolish ones had left their air valves open dur-
ing the initial blast. The superheated air had entered, making a
living hell out of their concrete and steel coffins.
One of the shelters had a small, previously concealed opening
adjacent to the door. The automatic rifle still protruded out of its
secret hiding place, snarling menacingly at the bullet ridden bodies
of some neighbors. The owner still had his finger wound around
the trigger, the smirk still on his scorched face, a monument to the
hospitality of man to his brothers.
— David Kaufman
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